Strawberry hemangioma in preterm infants

Pediatr Dermatol. 1986 Sep;3(4):331-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.1986.tb00535.x.


Of 973 preterm infants, strawberry hemangioma was recorded in 124 during the first year of life, giving an overall frequency of 12.7%. Male:female ratio was 1:1.4. In 96 infants with birth weight below 1000 g, hemangioma occurred in 22 (22.9%), and in the group of very low-birth-weight infants (below 1500 g) the rate was 15.6%. Ninety-four infants had a single hemangioma and three had more than 10 lesions each. With one exception, no treatment was needed, as spontaneous involution started at age 5 to 12 months.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Hemangioma / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Skin Neoplasms / epidemiology*