Congenital disseminated pyogenic granuloma

John C. Browning, Karen W. Eldin, Harry P.W. Kozakewich, John B. Mulliken, Alanna F. Bree

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In the past pyogenic granuloma (PG) in infancy has been easily confused clinically and histopathologically with infantile hemangioma (IH). In 2000 North and colleagues discovered that IH is immunopositive for GLUT-1, a glucose transporter which is also expressed in placental capillaries (1). GLUT-1 staining is negative in pyogenic granuloma. We report two newborns with congenital disseminated PG who were otherwise healthy. In both of these cases, negative GLUT-1 staining supported the proper diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-327
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


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