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Treatment of Infantile Hemangiomas with Sirolimus in a Patient with PHACE Syndrome.
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PMID:  23316753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are common benign tumors of childhood. IHs often regress satisfactorily without intervention, but a subset of IHs may lead to functional or cosmetic morbidity necessitating therapy. PHACE syndrome is characterized by a variety of neurocutaneous and vascular anomalies that typically include segmental hemangiomas. We present an infant with PHACE syndrome and segmental IH that failed conventional first-line therapies. Treatment with sirolimus provided benefit with regression of the cutaneous IH. As an inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, the effective use of sirolimus may shed light on the emerging role of mTOR signaling in the development and pathogenesis of IHs.
Samer Kaylani; Amy J Theos; Joseph G Pressey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-1470     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
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