Hemangioma linked to early onset pre-eclampsia

RESEARCH BRIEF

EARLY onset and severe pre-eclampsia appears to be associated with an increased risk of infantile haemangioma.

A retrospective review of hospital data covering nearly two million births in Quebec, Canada, found pre-eclampsia with onset before 34 weeks’ gestation was associated with double the risk of cutaneous and more than three times the risk of noncutaneous hemangioma in off-spring.

Noncutaneous included hepatobiliary, intracranial and digestive hemangiomas.

The data could be skewed because more

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