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October 1967

Clinical Spectrum of Mastocytosis

Author Affiliations

San Diego, Calif

From the Department of Medicine (Dermatology), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Medicine (Dermatology), University of California at San Diego.

Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(4):364-366. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610040014004

The historical development of knowledge about mastocytosis (urticaria pigmentosa) in man is detailed. In most cases, the systemic implications of the mast cell overshadow the significance of cutaneous involvement.

Reports of recently described clinical varieties of mastocytosis are summarized.

A prototype of a patient with systemic mast cell disease is described.

Some practical considerations relating to the dermatopathologic study of this condition are presented.

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