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Agg. systemic mastocytosis. this mean my anaphylaxis food/drug allergies will now end since on cromolyn? could itp dx be part of asm or can have both?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No, and No: cromolyn will not end probability of anaphylaxis, and if it happens needs to be treated, ITP isn't part of the disease, yes a patient can have both as separate diseases, aggressive severe mastocytosis is a rare disease, much rare than systemic mastocytosis, which is already a rare disease, diagnosis / management need to be in a tertiary care facility, need to adhere to treatment well & follow up
Dr. Duane Gels
Dr. Duane Gels commented
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Probably need bone marrow exam, including some genetic markers. There are ongoing studies treating with biologic agents that may indeed improve your risk - all the more reason to travel to a tertiary care facility.
Jul 21, 2015
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab commented
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
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Agree with Dr Gels
Jul 26, 2015

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