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Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2000 Jun;14(3):537-55, vi.

Mastocytosis and the skin.

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  • 1Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA.


The most frequent site of organ involvement in individuals with any form of mastocytosis is the skin. Cutaneous lesions include urticaria pigmentosa, mastocytoma, diffuse and erythematous cutaneous mastocytosis, and telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans. The major histologic feature is an increase in the number of mast cells in the dermis. Treatment depends on the type of skin lesions.

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