Tufted Angioma Medication

Updated: Apr 26, 2017
  • Author: Alexandra R Vaughn; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The use of no one specific drug is indicated in the treatment of patients with tufted angioma. However, anecdotal cases that benefited from several agents are reported; see the list below:

  • Systemic corticosteroids have been successfully used in patients with tufted angioma, and, according to a meta-analysis of 11 studies using systemic corticosteroids, there was a 27% response rate. [44]
  • In a pooled analysis of ten studies, there was a 72% response rate to intravenous vincristine. [44]
  • Oral sirolimus for tufted angioma has been investigated in two separate studies, with approximately 57% of 37 participants showing good response. [12, 43]
  • Topical steroids decreased painful episodes in one patient. [49]
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) also are useful in the treatment of painful episodes. [48]
  • Interferon-alfa therapy significantly improved a rapidly growing and locally invasive tufted angioma in one pediatric patient. [14]