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OBJECTIVE We reviewed our experience with the use of oral corticosteroid therapy in treating hemangiomas of infants to determine the optimal effective dose. STUDY DESIGN During a 24-year period, 60 infants with hemangiomas were treated with an initial dose of either 3 or 5 mg/kg per day of orally administered prednisone for a period ranging from 6 to 12(More)
During 10 years, 127 children were admitted to the pediatric ward because of aspiration of foreign bodies (0.56% of all admissions). Eighty-one percent of the children were under 3 years of age. One hundred and one children (80%) had a positive history of foreign body aspiration. Vegetable substances, particularly peanuts and grains, were the commonest type(More)
A female newborn infant with ambiguous genitalia was found to have hypertension (121/82 mm Hg) immediately after birth. The plasma testosterone (T) (0.73 nmol/l), Δ4-androstenedione (Δ4-A) (5.9 nmol/l), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) (8.9 nmol/l), as well as 17 OH-hydroxyprogesterone (17 OHP) (152 nmol/l) were elevated. The diagnosis of 11β-hydroxylase(More)
A 6-week-old girl with a hemangioma with thrombocytopenia, consumption coagulopathy, extensive bleeding, disappearance of the right pubic bone, and destruction of part of the right iliac bone was successfully treated with prednisone. Treatment lasted 30 weeks. Bleeding ceased within a few days; bone rebuilding was first observed at 30 days and was extensive(More)
A female newborn infant with ambiguous genitalia was found to have hypertension (121/82 mm Hg) immediately after birth. The plasma testosterone (T) (0.73 nmol/l), delta 4-androstenedione (delta 4-A) (5.9 nmol/l), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) (8.9 nmol/l), as well as 17 OH-hydroxyprogesterone (17 OHP) (152 nmol/l) were elevated. The diagnosis of 11(More)