Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1982;25(3):310-316.
Published online March 31, 1982.
A Case of Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome.
Young Yoon choi1, young Hwa park1, Hyung Suk byun1, Chull sohn1, Ae Sook kim2
1Department of Pediatrics, Chonnam University Medical School,Kwangju’ Korea
2Hansuh Hospital
Hemangioma associated with thrombocytopenia is a relatively rare occurrence. The first case was described in 1940 by Kasabach and Merritt, who used X-ray therapy as radium implants in the treatment of hemangioma on the affected infant. The tumor regressed and the platelet count rose to normal. Mechanical sequestration of platelets in the vascular channels of the hemangioma is believed to be the mechanism of thrombocytopenia which
in bleeding. A case of giant hemangioma complicated by thrombocytopenia and bleeding in a newborn male patient was reported with review of literatures.
Key Words: Hemangioma, Thrombocytopenia, Anemia, Intravascular Coagulopathy, Corticosteroid.

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