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Anyone diagnosed mastocytosis? How?
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Dr. Brant Ward
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Biopsy is best
Cutaneous mastocytosis is confined to the skin and may present with brownish spots that itch or hive when scratched.
It can be confirmed by a biopsy of the lesion. Systemic masto involves the bone marrow and presents with whole-body symptoms like flushing or anaphylaxis. High tryptase in the blood can be a clue, but it must be diagnosed by bone marrow biopsy. See a specialist in masto for info.

In brief: Biopsy is best
Cutaneous mastocytosis is confined to the skin and may present with brownish spots that itch or hive when scratched.
It can be confirmed by a biopsy of the lesion. Systemic masto involves the bone marrow and presents with whole-body symptoms like flushing or anaphylaxis. High tryptase in the blood can be a clue, but it must be diagnosed by bone marrow biopsy. See a specialist in masto for info.
Dr. Brant Ward
Dr. Brant Ward
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Skin problem
This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.

In brief: Skin problem
This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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