What is the role of mast cells in the pathophysiology of nummular dermatitis?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Jami L Miller, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Because of the intense pruritus associated with nummular eczema, the potential role of mast cells in the disease process has been investigated. Increased numbers of mast cells have been observed in lesional compared with nonlesional samples in persons with nummular dermatitis.


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