Dermatologic Manifestations of Juvenile Xanthogranuloma Medication

Updated: Oct 17, 2019
  • Author: Sally H Monahan, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

Systemic steroids may be used for problematic visceral juvenile xanthogranulomas (JXGs). [31]



Class Summary

Corticosteroids function to shrink the size of visceral nodules. These agents have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. They modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Meticorten, Orasone)

Prednisone is the drug of choice for visceral lesions. It may decrease inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing PMN activity.