Diverging racial trends in neonatal infantile hemangioma diagnoses, 1979-2006

Stephen M. Amrock, Michael Weitzman

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Abstract

Nationally representative historical trends in neonatal infantile hemangioma (IH) diagnosis have not been previously assessed. Using the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), trends in IH diagnoses were assessed according to race and sex. Findings confirmed prior research that female and white newborns are more likely to be diagnosed with IH, and a statistically significant increase in IH diagnoses was observed in white, but not in nonwhite, infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-494
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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