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It is possible that the main title of the report Mastocytosis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Mast Cell Leukemia
- Cutaneous Mastocytosis
- Indolent Systemic Mastocytosis
- Mastocytosis with an Associated Hematological Disorder
- Mast Cell Sarcoma/Extracutaneous Mastocytoma
- Aggressive Systemic Mastocytosis
- uticaria pigmentosa
Mastocytosis is a rare disorder characterized by abnormal accumulations of mast cells in skin, bone marrow, and internal organs such as the liver, spleen and lymph nodes. Cases beginning during adulthood tend to involve the inner organs in addition to the skin whereas, during childhood, the condition is often marked by skin manifestations with minimal or no organ involvement. When there is evidence of bone marrow or internal organ involvement, the disease is referred to as "systemic mastocytosis".
Although the majority of cases follow an indolent course, some patients may have evidence of a blood disorder such as a myelodysplastic or myeloproliferative disorder at the time of diagnosis. The course and prognosis of mastocytosis in these patients are determined by this associated hematologic disorder. More aggressive forms of mastocytosis and mast cell leukemias are very rarely encountered.
The Mastocytosis Society, Inc.
PO Box 129
Hastings, NE 68902-0129
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
CMPD Education Foundation
P.O. Box 4758
Scottsdale, AZ 85261
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
American Society of Clinical Oncology
2318 Mill Road Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
P.O. Box 895
Mandeville, LA 70470-0895
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