Mastocytosis is a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by the abnormal infiltration of mast cells in the skin and sometimes other organs. This study aimed to compare the demographic, clinical, and histopathological findings of cutaneous mastocytosis with onset in children and in adults. Materials and methods: Patients diagnosed with cutaneous mastocytosis in 2 different dermatology clinics between 2007 and 2011 were included in the study. Demographic characteristics of the patients as well as localization and type of the cutaneous lesions, presence of symptoms, Darier's sign, family history, systemic involvement, and histopathological evaluations were retrospectively examined. Results: Out of the 30 cases of cutaneous mastocytosis, 60% of patients were male (n = 18) and 40% were female (n = 12). Twenty-two patients had childhood-onset mastocytosis (=
Cutaneous mastocytosis, children, adult
BİLGİLİ, SERAP GÜNEŞ; KARADAĞ, AYŞE SERAP; TAKCI, ZENNURE; ÇALKA, ÖMER; and KÖSEM, MUSTAFA
"Comparison of cutaneous mastocytosis with onset in children and adults,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 44:
3, Article 26.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol44/iss3/26