Case report of mastocytosis in an adult

Allison Barker, Rosalyn W. Stewart

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Abstract

A case of adult-onset mastocytosis is presented to illustrate the classification, signs, symptoms, workup, treatment, and prognosis for this unusual condition. Although there is no cure for mastocytosis, symptoms of histamine release can be minimized with oral antihistamines. Ongoing surveillance of organ systems affected remains important. Our patientg's mast cell disease predisposed him to bone loss, but there was no evidence of disease beyond the skin. He has done well with continued follow up monitoring his serum tryptase and oral antihistamine treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Adult-onset mastocytosis
  • Mast cell disease
  • Oral antihistamines
  • Serum tryptase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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