Video of the Week: Propranolol and Hemangiomas at AAD

Over the past several years, the blood pressure drug propranolol has engendered a lot of excitment as a treatment for infantile hemangiomas.  While the drug has shown impressive results, caution is still needed, Dr. Sheila Fallon Friedlander told our reporter Naseem Miller at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in New Orleans.

There are still many unknowns, such as the proper dosage, length of treatment and the mechanism of action, according to Dr. Friedlander, who is professor of clinical pediatrics and medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and section chief of pediatric dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

To find out more, read the story at Skin & Allergy News, where you can also read the latest news from the AAD meeting.


Filed under Dermatology, IMNG, Pediatrics, Video

2 responses to “Video of the Week: Propranolol and Hemangiomas at AAD

  1. Henry Spilberg

    See also the recent article in Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: Tan et al. Low-dose propranolol for infantile haemangioma. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2010.06.010

  2. This is really great! I am hoping to read more helpful articles from you. Thanks

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