Study of mast cells in non-neoplastic skin lesions.

@article{Naik2003StudyOM,
  title={Study of mast cells in non-neoplastic skin lesions.},
  author={Ramadas Naik and Muktha Ramesh Pai and Poornima Baliga Bantwal and Shankarnarayana and Kapadi Surendra Nayak and Arpan Gandhi},
  journal={Indian journal of pathology & microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={173-5}
}
Sixty non-neoplastic skin lesions were studied for mast cells by toluidine blue stain. The highest numbers of mast cells were seen in the viral infections of the skin (50/mm2) and lowest number of mast cells in congenital diseases (17/mm2). Out of the cutaneous bacterial infections, highest numbers of mast cells were seen in leprosy (44/mm2) while in lupus vulgaris they were much less (37/mm2). In leprosy cases it was observed that as the lesions moved from indeterminate to both polar… CONTINUE READING