Infantile Hemangioma in Four Siblings
Article first published online: 12 JUL 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 3, pages e14–e15, May/June 2013
How to Cite
Couto, R. A., Hassanein, A. H., Maclellan, R. A. and Greene, A. K. (2013), Infantile Hemangioma in Four Siblings. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: e14–e15. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01779.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 12 JUL 2012
Abstract: Infantile hemangioma is the most common tumor of infancy, affecting approximately 5.0% of Caucasians. We present the unlikely occurrence of four siblings with infantile hemangiomas; there was no family history of the tumor. One child was low birth weight, there was one set of twins, and three infants had multiple lesions. The estimated probability of four consecutive children having this phenotypic expression of infantile hemangioma is 1/4,232,804.