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J Korean Med Sci. 2001 Feb;16(1):127-129. English.
Published online April 23, 2009.  https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2001.16.1.127
Copyright © 2001 The Korean Academy of Medical Sciences
Infantile hemangioendothelioma treated with high dose methylprednisolone pulse therapy
Eun Ae Park, Jung Wan Seo, Sun Wha Lee,* Hae Young Choi, and Seung Joo Lee
Department of Pediatric, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
*Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Infantile hemangioendothelioma is a severe disease with a high mortality. It is characterized by multiple hemangioma affecting the skin and visceral organs. We report that high doses of methylprednisolone pulse therapy improved symptoms and signs of infantile hemangioendothelioma in a male neonate, and completely resolved the hepatic and cutaneous hemangioendothelioma on follow up.

Keywords: Hemangioendothelioma; Methylprednisolone Pulse Therapy; Neonate