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Treatment of infantile hemangiomas with sirolimus in a patient with PHACE syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23316753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1525-1470     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:    2013 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-28     Completed Date:  2014-08-18     Revised Date:  2014-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e194-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic / therapeutic use
Aortic Coarctation / drug therapy*
Eye Abnormalities / drug therapy*
Facial Neoplasms / drug therapy*
Hemangioma / drug therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Neurocutaneous Syndromes / drug therapy*
Sirolimus / therapeutic use*
Skin Neoplasms / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibiotics, Antineoplastic; W36ZG6FT64/Sirolimus

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