mastocytosis

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Related to diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis: Telangiectasia Macularis Eruptiva Perstans

mastocytosis

[¦mas·tə‚sī′tō·səs]
(medicine)
Excessive mast cell proliferation. Also known as mast-cell disease.
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Treatment is controversial in diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis. If frequent hospitalization is required or life-threatenting reactions are observed, imatinib treatment may be tried.
In pediatric age group, causes of erythroderma (red scaly baby) are varied.9,10 In one of the studies, the causes indentified were infections (40 Percent)11 like SSSS, scarlet fever, congenital cutaneous candidiasis; ichthyosiform erythroderma (25 Percent)12; atopic dermatitis (15 Percent)13; infantile seborrheic dermatitis (10 Percent) and un- identified (10 Percent).14 Rare causes include congenital erythrodermic psoriasis15, diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis, graft-versus-host disease, congenital erythrodermic pityriasis rubra pilaris, metabolic and nutritional disorders like multiple carboxylase, essential fatty acid
Doctors treated the two-yearold's condition, diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis, with a treatment called Psoralen UVA.
Stephanie Brown, aged 11 months, with one of the rarest medical conditions in the UK - Diffuse Cutaneous Mastocytosis - and sitting pretty now after her treatment |

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