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does mastocytosis go away?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Usually: Most cases of cutaneous (just in the skin) mastocytosis start in childhood and will go away as a person gets older. Sometimes the spots may stay but the reactions from them (itching or hives when the spots are irritated) fade over time. Systemic mastocytosis (throughout the body and bone marrow) is much rarer, but usually will not go away. See as specialist in mastocytosis for more information.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Usually: Most cases of cutaneous (just in the skin) mastocytosis start in childhood and will go away as a person gets older. Sometimes the spots may stay but the reactions from them (itching or hives when the spots are irritated) fade over time. Systemic mastocytosis (throughout the body and bone marrow) is much rarer, but usually will not go away. See as specialist in mastocytosis for more information.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Whats mastocytosis?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do I find information on mastocytosis?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Anyone diagnosed mastocytosis? How?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I have mastocytosis and I want it to go away. What to do?

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Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Not much: Mastocytosis of the skin is common in children and is ususally resolved by or before the teenage years. In adults, it may or may not ever resolve. Mastocytosis throughout the body (systemic mastocytosis) will most likely never go away, but luckily is not life-threatening. In rare cases where the systemic mastocytosis is associated with leukemia, chemotherapy may help. See a specialist for info.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What exactly is mastocytosis?

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Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Too many mast cells: Mastocytosis is an overgrowth of mast cells, immune cells that release histamine and other chemicals upon activation. There are several forms, from small collections of cells in the skin (urticaria pigmentosa) to increased numbers in the bone marrow and throughout the body (systemic mastocytosis). Symptoms vary from hive-like reactions to recurrent anaphylaxis. See a specialist for more details.

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