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Question 3#

The common starting dosage for the treatment of infantile haemangioma with oral prednisolone:

A. 0.002-0.004mg/kg/day
B. 0.02-0.04mg/kg/day
C. 0.2-0.4mg/kg/day
D. 2-4mg/kg/day
E. 20-40mg/kg/day

Correct Answer is D


2-4mg/kg/day. Corticosteroids are the mainstay of therapy for haemangiomas that require treatment, most commonly administered orally, but intra-lesional and topical preparations can be useful. They are most useful in the proliferative phase. 2-4mg/kg/day is the standard starting regime but some advocate up to 5mg/kg/day and the therapy is usually continued for several months and gradually tapered as tolerated.