Genetics of Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome Medication

Updated: Sep 17, 2018
  • Author: Ravi Sunderkrishnan, MD; Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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Medication

Antiplatelet agents

Class Summary

These agents inhibit platelet function by blocking cyclooxygenase production and subsequent aggregation.

Aspirin (Anacin, Ascriptin, Bayer Aspirin)

Inhibits prostaglandin synthesis preventing formation of platelet-aggregating thromboxane A2. May be used in low dose to inhibit platelet aggregation and improve complications of venous stases and thrombosis.

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Corticosteroids

Class Summary

These agents elicit anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. Corticosteroids modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Prednisolone (Pediapred)

Used to treat coagulopathy. Decreases inflammation by suppressing migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability.

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