mast cell disease


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mast cell disease

A generic term for an abnormal accumulation of mast cells.

Examples
Mastocytoma, urticaria pigmentosa, diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis, telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans, systemic mastocytosis, mast cell leukaemia.
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19,20,39) In addition to grading, staging of mast cell disease is important to determine the extent of the neoplasia.
Complications of mast cell disease in domestic animals include gastroduodenal ulceration secondary to histamine release and subsequent stimulation of gastric H2 receptors, excessive acid secretion, and hypermotility.
Treatment for mast cell disease in small animals involves surgical removal of the tumor and/or a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Because this bird presented for self-mutilation, a diagnostic workup, including cytology, is recommended for all avian patients being presented for self-trauma, and mast cell disease should be included in the differential diagnosis.
We briefly review the literature on mast cell biology, the classification of mast cell disease (MCD), diagnostic and treatment strategies, and prognostic factors, and we suggest a population in which an evaluation for MCD should be considered.
Systemic mast cell disease without associated hematologic disorder: a combined retrospective and prospective study.
To diagnose mastocytosis, the clinician must remain alert for characteristic features during the history and physical examination and inform the pathologist if mast cell disease (MCD) is suspected.