A case of systemic mastocytosis associated with severe osteoporosis and pathologic fractures.


We describe the case of a 56-year-old man with rapidly progressive osteoporosis culminating in pathologic fractures of multiple lumbar vertebrae. With the exception of discrete brown-reddish cutaneous lesions, low back pain was the only prominent symptom. Laboratory evaluations excluded metabolic or endocrinological abnormalities. Serum tryptase was highly… (More)


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