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A 40-year-old male asked:

Can sandostatin (octreotide) lar be used as treatment of elevated 5-hiaa in aggressive type of systemic mastocytosis? thank you. (repeated question)

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Possibly for symtomatic management. However, malignant GI diseases can be mistaken for systemic mastocytosis. Whereas 5HIAA is elevated in carcinoid syndrome, it usually is normal in SM. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis usually requires chemotherapy or imatinib.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
A 40-year-old male asked:

Can Sandostatin (octreotide) LAR be used as treatment of elevated 5-HIAA in aggressive type of systemic mastocytosis? Thank you.

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
?: Elevated 5 HIAA is linked to carcinoid and not mastocytosis. Please clarify your question
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