Severe pre-eclampsia associated with infant hemangioma

EARLY onset and severe pre-eclampsia might be associated with an increased risk of infantile haemangioma, researchers say.

A retrospective review of hospital data covering all live births in Quebec, Canada, over a decade 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.

Non-cutaneous hemangiomas included those which were intracranial, digestive, hepatobiliary or in the ear, nose mouth or throat.