Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Infantile Hemangiomas Safely Treated with Blood Pressure Medication

Infantile hemangiomas are benign growth composed of blood vessels that can appear shortly after birth. Parents are often concerned and distressed when their child develops one of these as some have the potential to be disfiguring. A new study has shown that the beta-blocker blood pressure medication Prpanolol can affectively shrink these growths, significantly improving their appearance. Of th 40 children treated between the ages of 11 weeks to 5 years, there were no significant side effects so the treatment appears very safe.

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