Pediatric-onset mastocytosis: a long term clinical follow-up and correlation with bone marrow histopathology.

@article{Uzzaman2009PediatriconsetMA,
  title={Pediatric-onset mastocytosis: a long term clinical follow-up and correlation with bone marrow histopathology.},
  author={Ashraf Uzzaman and Irina Maric and Pierre Noel and Brett V Kettelhut and Dean D Metcalfe and M C Carter},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={629-34}
}
BACKGROUND Pediatric onset mastocytosis usually presents as urticaria pigmentosa; and less often as diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis. While the literature indicates that disease often resolves, there has been a move to more aggressive therapy for mastocytosis early in life. We addressed the long term prognosis of pediatric-onset disease by examining 17 children with mastocytosis which we had reported on in 1989 [1]. PROCEDURE We successfully contacted 15 of these patients and data was collected… CONTINUE READING
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