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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health