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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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BLANCO CORDOVA, Carlos Alberto. Mastocytosis. A case report. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.5, pp.179-186. ISSN 1561-3194.

Mastocytosis or mast cell tumor is a rare genodermatosis of unknown etiology, belonging to the group of "Rare Diseases" that appear generally during childhood. It is related to hypersensitivity processes, chronic diseases or neoplasms. It is characterized by local accumulation or systemic mast cells (mastocytes), causing cutaneous pruritogenic, persistent and different-sized pigmented lesions. A 17- year-old male adolescent presented cutaneous six-year progression lesions, the patient belonged to the health area of "Dr. Isidro de Armas" outpatient clinic, Playa municipality, Havana. The prevailing symptoms were pruritus and redness of face. After the study carried out, mastocytosis was diagnosed, urticaria pigmentosa variety; observing osseous malformations and a systemic variant set. Symptoms were treated to be relieved, along with referrals to other medical specialties to improve his quality of life. The importance of clinical method to establish a positive diagnosis of a rare disease and its uncertain prognosis was demonstrated in Primary Health Care.

Keywords : Mastocytosis; Urticaria pigmentosa; Mast cells.

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