Mastocytosis, Mastocytosis Treatment, symptom, picture
Mastocytosis probably is a hyperplastic response to an abnormal stimulus. We don't know why some people have too many mast cells. We do know some things that trigger the release of histamine from mast cells and cause the symptoms of mastocytosis. Systemic mastocytosis is caused when mast cells collect in the tissues and can affect organs such as the liver, spleen, lymph nodes, and bone marrow. In rare cases in which mastocytosis is cancerous or associated with a blood disorder, the patient may have to use steroids and/or chemotherapy.
What causes Mastocytosis ?
Here are the list of common causes of Mastocytosis
- Bone or muscle pain
- Abdominal discomfort
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach ulcers
- Skin lesions
- Episodes of very low blood pressure and faintness
How is mastocytosis diagnosed? - systemeic and diffuse
By taking a tiny piece of tissue from a different organ, such as the bone marrow, the doctor can diagnose systemic mastocytosis. Using special techniques on a bone marrow sample, the doctor looks for an increase in mast cells. Another sign of this disorder is high levels of certain mast-cell chemicals and proteins in a person's blood and sometimes in the urin
There is no medical cure for Mastocytosis. The condition can be controlled with strong medications. Mastocytosis sometimes gets better on its own and can even disappear completely after a few years.Several medicines help treat the symptoms of mastocytosis.
The presence of too many mast cells, or mastocytosis, can occur in two forms - cutaneous (skin) and systemic (involves internal body organs). Cutaneous mastocytosis (CM), the most common form, occurs when mast cells increase in the skin. It is also called urticaria pigmentosa. CM mostly affects children.