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Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2002 Feb;127(2):153-5.

Mastocytosis: current treatment concepts.

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  • 1Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-1181, USA.


An explosion of research on mastocytosis in the last decade has witnessed a greater understanding of the molecular basis of this heterogeneous group of disorders and the conclusion that similar disease phenotypes may indeed be the result of different underlying genotypes. Along with our growing knowledge base of mastocytosis, newer approaches of treating these disorders are becoming available, all under investigational use at this time. This short review highlights the state of the art of current treatment strategies for the different categories of mastocytosis. The future will undoubtedly witness an even greater array of therapeutic options, as we continue to learn more about this enigmatic disease.

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