diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis
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Related to diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis: Telangiectasia Macularis Eruptiva Perstans
an accumulation, local or systemic, of mast cells in the tissues; known as urticaria pigmentosa when widespread in the skin.
diffuse mastocytosis (diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis) a condition in which the entire skin is thickened, lichenified, and leathery in appearance and accompanied by generalized erythroderma and intense pruritus as a result of widespread infiltration with mast cells. In children, it is often associated with systemic mastocytosis.
systemic mastocytosis a condition in which there are mast cell infiltrates in noncutaneous tissues, occurring with or without cutaneous lesions, and usually involving the liver, spleen, bone, lymph nodes, and gastrointestinal tract.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
dif·fuse cu·ta·ne·ous mas·to·cy·to·sis
a benign process consisting of focal cutaneous infiltrates composed of mast cells; lesions are flat or slightly elevated, form wheals and itch when stroked; bone lesions may occur.
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dif·fuse cu·ta·ne·ous mas·to·cy·to·sis(di-fyūs' kyū-tā'nē-ŭs mas'tō-sī-tō'sis)
A benign process consisting of focal cutaneous infiltrates composed of mast cells; lesions are flat or slightly elevated, form wheals, and itch when stroked; bone lesions may occur.
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