Cutaneous and gastrointestinal mastocytosis associated with cerebral toxoplasmosis.


A patient with systemic cutaneous and gastrointestinal mastocytosis and associated meningoencephalitic toxoplasmosis is reported. The simultaneous occurrence of the two conditions and their regression after treatment of the toxoplasmosis suggest a possible relationship between the mast cell proliferation and the parasitic infection. Mast cell activation and stimulation may be transitory in response to a stimulus, causing reactional mastocytosis.


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@article{Koeppel1998CutaneousAG, title={Cutaneous and gastrointestinal mastocytosis associated with cerebral toxoplasmosis.}, author={M-C Koeppel and R Abitan and Claudia A. Angeli and Jacqueline Lafon and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Pelletier and J L Sayag}, journal={The British journal of dermatology}, year={1998}, volume={139 5}, pages={881-4} }