Flashcards in Mastocytosis Deck (8)
What is urticaria pigmentosa?
Darker urticaria associated with mastocytosis.
What is mastocytosis?
A rare disorder characterized by abnormal mast cell proliferation.
What are the three broad categories of mastocytosis?
Cutaneous (urticaria pigmentosa)
What lab test can be used to screen for cutaneous mastocytosis?
What is Darier's sign?
Wheal developed after gently stroking urticaria pigmentosa (cutaneous mastocytosis).
Patients with mastocytosis should avoid triggers that cause mast cell degranulation. What are these typical triggers?
What medication can be given for mastocytosis?
Cromolyn which can help stabilize mast cells.