An infant with life-threatening hemangioma successfully treated with low-dose cyclophosphamide

Department of Pediatrics, Tsukuba University Hospital, Tsukuba, Japan.
Pediatrics International (Impact Factor: 0.73). 12/2011; 53(6):1073-5. DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-200X.2011.03452.x
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