Mast cells, masters, and mastocytosis: Development of research since the times of Paul Ehrlich

@article{Valent2004MastCM,
  title={Mast cells, masters, and mastocytosis: Development of research since the times of Paul Ehrlich},
  author={Peter Valent},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2004},
  volume={116},
  pages={645-646}
}
As early as in 1869, Nettleship and Tay had described a rare skin disease characterized by a symmetrical spread of pigmented maculopapular lesions and an urticaria-like response to scratching [1]. The disease was re-described and termed urticaria pigmentosa (UP) by Sangster in 1878 (Table 1). Approximately at the same time, the genius Paul Ehrlich worked on his doctor’s thesis in which he described the mast cell (Mastzelle) as a distinct cell with unique staining properties. A thorough… CONTINUE READING

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