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Anyone have mastocytosis? What is it?

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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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Dr. Brant Ward
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brant Ward
Dr. Brant Ward
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