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Article
January 1969

Solitary Mast Cell Tumor: Progression to Disseminated Urticaria Pigmentosa in a Negro Infant

Author Affiliations
Philadelphia
From the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Dr. Lantis), and the Department of Dermatology, Children's Hospital (Dr. Koblenzer), Philadelphia.
Arch Dermatol. 1969;99(1):60-63. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610190066012
Abstract

Cutaneous mastocytosis occurs in children in two forms: a solitary tumor and a disseminated eruption known as urticaria pigmentosa. The observation of a single lesion preceding a widespread eruption is an unusual occurrence. The development of the disease in a Negro is rare. A case of a Negro infant born with a single tumor, who developed disseminated urticaria pigmentosa in the second month of life is presented.

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