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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Nawal Muazam M.D.[2]

Overview

The prevalence of infantile hemangioma is estimated to be up to 10% in general population.[1] Hemangioma commonly affects infants.[2] Females are more commonly affected with hemangioma than males.[2][3]

Epidemiology and demographics

Prevalence

Infantile hemangiomas are the most common tumor in infancy and occur in approximately 10,000 out of 100,000 infants.[1]

Age

Hemangioma commonly affects infants.[2]

Gender

Females are three to five times more likely to have hemangiomas than males.[2][3]

Race

Hemangiomas occur in approximately ten percent of caucasians, and are less prevalent in other races.[2][3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Richter, Gresham T.; Friedman, Adva B. (2012). "Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations: Current Theory and Management". International Journal of Pediatrics. 2012: 1–10. doi:10.1155/2012/645678. ISSN 1687-9740.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Zheng JW, Zhang L, Zhou Q, et al. A practical guide to treatment of infantile hemangiomas of the head and neck. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2013;6(10):851-60.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3832322/?report=classic#
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Caucanas, Marie; Paquet, Philippe; Henry, Frédérique; Piérard-Franchimont, Claudine; Reginster, Marie-Annick; Piérard, Gérald E. (2011). "Intense Pulsed-Light Therapy for Proliferative Haemangiomas of Infancy". Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine. 2011: 1–5. doi:10.1155/2011/253607. ISSN 2090-6463.

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