• Sandrina Carvalho Dermatology Department of Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Susana Machado Dermatology Department and Dermatology Research Unit of Centro Hospitalar do Porto; Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto
  • Manuela Selores Dermatology Department and Dermatology Research Unit of Centro Hospitalar do Porto; Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto



infantile hemangioma, propranolol, infant, children


Infantile hemangioma is a benign endothelial tumor characterized by rapid growth in the first months of life and spontaneous regression in subsequent years. Since 2008, the use of oral propranolol has been growing with superior efficacy compared to systemic corticosteroids and good safety profile, assuming a frontline position in the treatment of infantile hemangioma. In this paper, the authors propose an update on the latest recommendations for the management of patients with infantile hemangiomas and indication for treatment with oral propranolol.


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How to Cite

Carvalho S, Machado S, Selores M. INFANT HEMANGIOMA AND ORAL PROPRANOLOL - CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS. REVNEC [Internet]. 2016Sep.30 [cited 2024Feb.27];25(3):154-8. Available from:



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