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Infantile hemangiomas: an emerging health issue linked to an increased rate of low birth weight infants. J Pediatr 2008 Nov;153(5):712-5, 715.e1 PMID: 18940356

Pubmed ID

18940356

Abstract

A total of 420 children with infantile hemangioma (IH) were compared with 353 age-matched controls. Using multivariate logistic regression, low birth weight was the most significant risk factor; for every 500-g decrease in birth weight, the risk of IH increased by 40%. A positive family history also increased the risk of IH (33% vs 15% of controls; P < .001).

Author List

Drolet BA, Swanson EA, Frieden IJ, Hemangioma Investigator Group

Author

Beth A. Drolet MD Professor in the Dermatology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Case-Control Studies
Cohort Studies
Female
Hemangioma
Humans
Infant
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Male
Maternal Age
Odds Ratio
Pediatrics
Registries
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
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