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Pyogenic Granuloma in a 5-Month-Old Treated with Topical Timolol

Authors

  • Kate Khorsand B.Sc.,

    1. WWAMI Clinical Medical Education, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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  • Morgan Maier P.A.-C.,

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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  • Heather A. Brandling-Bennett M.D.

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • Address correspondence to Heather A. Brandling-Bennett, M.D.,Division of Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, OC.9.835, Seattle, WA 98105, or e-mail: heather.brandlingbennett@seattlechildrens.org.

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Abstract

A 5-month-old healthy female presented with a pyogenic granuloma on the cheek. The lesion was treated with topical 0.5% gel-forming solution, resulting in regression of the lesion after 1 month of treatment and no recurrence at 8 months. This case suggests that treatment of pyogenic granulomas with topical timolol may be considered, especially when other treatment modalities are challenging or could result in significant scarring.

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