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mast cell colitis

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually not: In rare cases where it is due to a leukemia or related illness, curing or managing this works well, and some folks respond to gleevec (imatinib). Oth ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Mast cells are part of your bodies defense system. Toothache usually means infection. An increase in mast cells will not, however, cure the infectio ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
I know humans: I don't know about dogs, but humans can get systemic mastocytosis. An uncommon clonal growth of mast cells. Mast cells may also be reactive, such as ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Need to see a doctor: Your husband need to follow-up with the doctor who made that diagnose.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: All results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to th ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Wouldn't assume so: There are many things that gluten reactivity predisposed someone to that interfere with digestion. The primary gut injury & episodic unknown expos ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No and yes: Articles have suggested that tryptase levels correlate with disease activity. If the disease is not active, the levels are usually normal.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Newly characterized: It's a mimic for disorders caused by a neoplastic clone of mast cells. This is hematology subspecialist stuff and i would much rather have this than o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: It is called cromolyn
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Controllers: These cells in connective tissue are inconspicuous unless specially stained. When triggered, they release histamine and other substances that direct t ... Read More

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