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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-58

Kasabach–Merritt syndrome in an infant successfully treated with a combination of propranolol and methotrexate

1 Department of Dermatology, Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 Department of Dermatology, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Thulasi Weerasinghe
Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo
Sri Lanka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_137_16

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Kasabach Merritt syndrome is a rare childhood vascular tumour,which develops bleeding as an acute complication. The underlying tumour is either a Kaposiform haemangioendothelioma or a tufted angioma. Tumour associated platelet trapping, activation and concomitant fibrinolysis leads to bleeding. Herein we report a case with Kasabach Merritt syndrome initially treated with a combination of drugs but subsequently successfully managed with Methotrexate.

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