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Vancouver, WA
A 45-year-old female asked:

is there a connection between sibo and mastocytosis? can you recommend a specialist in portland or who is highly qualified to treat masto or sibo?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Be VERY careful: "Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth" is usually a "pop" diagnosis made by non-evidence-based practitioners as an explanation for everything. You'll be offered a host of treatments but will never be cured or feel well. "Mastocytosis" may be another bogus "pop" call. Real mastocytosis is rare, but extremely serious if present, and you need to be seen by a competent hematologist / oncologist.

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Belhaven, NC
A female asked:

Is there a relationship between mastocytosis and sjogrens ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No: Mastocytosis is from activation of the mast cells with some of the cases related to a genetic mutation, Sjogren's is considered an autoimmune disorder. The symptoms and causes are entirely different.

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