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A novel treatment approach for paediatric Gorham-Stout syndrome with chylothorax

Brodszki, Nicholas LU ; Länsberg, John-Kalle LU ; Dictor, Michael LU ; Gyllstedt, Erik LU ; Ewers, Sven-Börje LU ; Larsson, Marcus LU and Eklund, Erik LU (2011) In Acta Pædiatrica 100(11). p.1448-1453
Abstract
Aim: To expand the treatment options in paediatric Gorham-Stout syndrome (GSS) when conventional therapy is ineffective. Method: Two children with biopsy confirmed GSS, a rare disorder with progressive lymphangiomatosis, were treated with a combination of interferon-alpha-2b, low anticoagulant, low molecular weight heparin, radiotherapy and surgery. Results: The combined therapy resolved the symptoms in the acute phase, and both patients have since been free of symptoms for >2 years. Conclusion: The successful addition of a low anticoagulant, low molecular weight heparin ( tafoxiparin) to the treatment protocol in two paediatric cases of the GSS may justify the use of this approach in similar cases.
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Acute respiratory failure, Alpha-interferon therapy, Heparin
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Acta Pædiatrica
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100
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11
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1448 - 1453
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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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  • wos:000296421300020
  • pmid:21605166
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1651-2227
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10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02361.x
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English
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  abstract     = {Aim: To expand the treatment options in paediatric Gorham-Stout syndrome (GSS) when conventional therapy is ineffective. Method: Two children with biopsy confirmed GSS, a rare disorder with progressive lymphangiomatosis, were treated with a combination of interferon-alpha-2b, low anticoagulant, low molecular weight heparin, radiotherapy and surgery. Results: The combined therapy resolved the symptoms in the acute phase, and both patients have since been free of symptoms for >2 years. Conclusion: The successful addition of a low anticoagulant, low molecular weight heparin ( tafoxiparin) to the treatment protocol in two paediatric cases of the GSS may justify the use of this approach in similar cases.},
  author       = {Brodszki, Nicholas and Länsberg, John-Kalle and Dictor, Michael and Gyllstedt, Erik and Ewers, Sven-Börje and Larsson, Marcus and Eklund, Erik},
  issn         = {1651-2227},
  keyword      = {Acute respiratory failure,Alpha-interferon therapy,Heparin},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {1448--1453},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd},
  series       = {Acta Pædiatrica},
  title        = {A novel treatment approach for paediatric Gorham-Stout syndrome with chylothorax},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02361.x},
  volume       = {100},
  year         = {2011},
}