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Mastocytosis - Symptoms

Mastocytomas are the most common presentation of cutaneous mastocytosis. They present as yellowish-orange to pigmented raised lesions. Although most patients present with one lesion, some patients may present with several lesions. The surface may be irregular, described as having a "peau-de-orange" appearance. Occasionally, blistering can occur at the site of the lesion.

Urticaria pigmentosa is the next most common type of cutaneous mastocytosis in children. Patients present with a few to many brownish-grey flat or slightly raised lesions.

The lesions of mastocytosis may become red and develop a wheal or blister if rubbed vigorously (Darier's sign).

Some patients may develop systemic symptoms from break-down of mast cells with release of achemical called histamine. These include nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, low blood pressure and breathing difficulties.

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