ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    A study of clinical profile of infantile hemangioma in a tertiary care hospital

    Dr. Venkataramana G, Dr. Malle Nagaveni, Dr. Bhanu Prakash Goud, Dr. Srinivas
    JCDR. 2023: 753-761


    To study the clinical profile of children with Infantile Hemangiomas. Methods: This prospective study was conducted in Department of Pediatrics, Navodaya Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Mantralayam Road, Raichur, Karnataka, India, over a period May 2021 to April 2022. All children with hemangiomas attending in hospital outpatient department during the study period. Results: In our study with 30 infants, there was a female predominance with a Female to Male ratio of 2:1. 23.33% were born prematurely with gestational age ranging from 32-34 weeks and birth weight ranging between1.7-2.2kgs. Most common complications noted were ulceration - 23.33% and proptosis – 6.66%. Head constituted the most common site for hemangiomas followed by the trunk and the extremities. The mean age at therapeutic initiation was 5.27 months and the mean duration of treatment was 9.6months. 74% of hemangiomas showed excellent response, 17% showed Good response, 5.71% showed fair response and 2.85% showed poor response with a propranolol dose of 2-3 mg/kg/day with a mean duration of 9.6months [Range is 5-20months].


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