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Propranolol, infantile haemangiomas, and serendipity: new use for an old drug

V Grech, C Scerri

Abstract


Capillary haemangiomas are benign lesions that may occur anywhere on the skin, may grow rapidly in the first two years of life and may impair vital organs. Propranolol has been recently discovered to shrink these lesions effectively. We report the first such patient treated in Malta with this drug.

Keywords: haemangioma; propranolol




http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ljm.v6i0.5826
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