What is the role of becaplermin in the treatment of infantile hemangiomas?

Updated: Nov 09, 2020
  • Author: Richard J Antaya, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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A few reports in the literature suggest that becaplermin is helpful for ulcerated infantile hemangiomas, especially those in the diaper area. [50] Data are limited and no placebo-controlled trial have been published to date. Seven infants with refractory ulcerated infantile hemangiomas experienced healing 3-21 days after initiating therapy.

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