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High dose intravenous methylprednisolone for Kassabach-Merritt syndrome


Kassabach-Merritt syndrome involving the sternum in a 2-month-old child is described. Treatment with high dose intravenous methylprednisolone resulted in normalization of the platelet count and disappearence of haemangioma.

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Kassabach-Merritt syndrome


disseminated intravascular coagulation

i.v. MP:

intravenous methylprednisolone


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Özsoylu, S., Irken, G. & Gürgey, A. High dose intravenous methylprednisolone for Kassabach-Merritt syndrome. Eur J Pediatr 148, 403–405 (1989).

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  • Kassabach-Merritt syndrome
  • High dose intravenous methylprednisolone treatment