Propranolol for infantile haemangiomas: insights into the molecular mechanisms of action.

@article{Storch2010PropranololFI,
  title={Propranolol for infantile haemangiomas: insights into the molecular mechanisms of action.},
  author={Caroline Henrike Storch and Peter Hans Hoeger},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={163 2},
  pages={
          269-74
        }
}
Infantile haemangiomas (IH) are the most common benign tumours of infancy. Although most IH are innocuous and 85-90% regress spontaneously, some may become life- or function-threatening and require immediate treatment. Previous standard therapeutic options include physical measures (laser surgery, cryosurgery) and systemic corticosteroids, in severe cases also vincristine, alpha-interferon or cyclophosphamide, all bearing the risk of serious side-effects. Oral propranolol is a very recent… CONTINUE READING
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