Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are beta-blockers effective in treating small infantile hemangiomas?

One small randomized controlled trial (RCT) and numerous observational studies demonstrate that oral propranolol stops growth and induces regression of infantile hemangiomas (IH) by four weeks. Similar evidence suggests topical timolol stops IH growth and induces regression by >5 percent after 4-6 months for every one in 2-3 patients.

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Publication Date: 2014-10-14
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 14:21:19