We present three African American infants with segmental, ulcerated infantile hemangiomas and concomitant, persistent hypertension. When treated with beta-blocker therapy, the hemangiomas decreased in size and the ulcerations resolved, but there was no impact on the elevated blood pressure in one of our patients. We failed to identify any associations between infantile hemangioma and hypertension in the literature.
- PHACE syndrome
- infantile hemangioma
- neonatal hypertension
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health