Local steroid therapy in cutaneous hemangiomas.Indian Pediatr 1996; 33(1):31-3IP
To evaluate the efficacy of intralesional triamcinolone in enhancing regression in various type of hemangiomas.
Outpatients department of a teaching hospital Subjects: One hundred and five patients with rapidly growing surface hemangioma. The age ranged from 1 month to 15 months (mean 7 months).
Intralesional triamcinolone administered at monthly intervals, ranging from single injection to 7 injections (mean 3.6 injections).
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE
Regression of the hemangioma.
The overall response rate was 88.6% (excellent 51.4%, and good 37.2%). Maximum response was observed in children below 1 year of age (> 90%), lesions over the face (92.8%) and strawberry hemangiomas (99.9%).
Intralesional administration of triamcinolone devoid of systemic side effects and an effective initial modality for rapidly growing hermangiomas.