Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Infantile Hemangioma?

Updated: Feb 06, 2019
  • Author: Richard J Antaya, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. They modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli and inhibit the synthesis of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)–alpha, interleukin (IL)–2, IL-6, and interferon (IFN)–gamma. In addition, glucocorticoids modulate serum and leukocyte-bound levels of cell adhesion molecules.

Prednisolone (Prelone Syrup, Pediapred Oral Solution, Delta-Cortef, OraPred)

Prednisolone decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability.


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