J Korean Soc Neonatol.  2000 May;7(1):72-75.

A Case of Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy Treated with Interferon alfa-2a

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Kumi, Korea.

Abstract

We have recently encountered a case of Kasabach-Merritt syndrome which was characterized by hemangioma, thrombocytopenia, and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. The baby was delivered at 35 weeks gestation. A large hemangioma covered right forearm. He received interferon alfa-2a for 120 days after 20 day steroid treatment failure. Blood platelet count increased to acceptable range (>20,000/mm3) after 8weeks of interferon alfa-2alpha treatment and the size of hemangioma decreased.

Keyword

Kasabach-merritt syndrome; Disseminated intravascular coagulation

MeSH Terms

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Forearm
Hemangioma
Interferons*
Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome*
Platelet Count
Pregnancy
Thrombocytopenia
Treatment Failure
Interferons
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