How are skin lesions characterized in mastocytosis?

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Jacquiline Habashy, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Answer

The most common physical findings in mastocytosis involve the skin, liver, spleen, and cardiovascular system.

Skin lesion types are as follows:

  • Macules, papules, nodules, and plaques (see image below)

    Lesion on the arm. Courtesy of Lee H. Grafton, MD. Lesion on the arm. Courtesy of Lee H. Grafton, MD.
  • Blisters and bullae in children (see image below)

    Blistering lesion. Blistering lesion.
  • Diffuse induration

  • Isolated nodule or tumor


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