mastocytosis

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mastocytosis

[¦mas·tə‚sī′tō·səs]
(medicine)
Excessive mast cell proliferation. Also known as mast-cell disease.
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Total ([alpha] and [beta] combined) serum tryptase levels have been correlated with the extent of mast cell disease.
Mast cell disease is uncommon in birds, and, to our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a cutaneous mast cell tumor and mastocytosis in a psittacine bird.
14) Mast cell disease has been documented in numerous small domestic mammals and occasional reptilian species, including dogs, (15-20) cats, (15,16,21,22) ferrets, (23-26) hedgehogs, (27) a snake, (28) and a chelonian.
Tryptase levels stay consistently elevated in those with under-lying mast cell disease (17).
Immunohistochemical characterization of mast cell disease in paraffin sections using tryptase, CD68, myeloperoxidase, lysozyme, and CD20 antibodies.
Case 14: A 72-year old woman had a 30-year history of mast cell disease in the skin, increased number of mast cells in the bone marrow and a large amount of MeImAA in her urine (Table I).
The c-Kit proto-oncogene is a receptor protein tyrosine kinase associated with highly malignant human cancers, including acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), mast cell disease and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).