Anyone heard of mastocytosis?

Sure, it is a disorder due to the formation of too many mast cells. Usually it presents in the skin but can also be present in other places like the stomach, bone marrow, etc. No one knows why some people produce too many mast cells but the disorder is usually "triggered". The trigger varies from person to person and can be a medication, heat, cold, stress, insect bites, etc.

Symptoms vary according to what part of the body is affected. Symptoms can include a rash, lump, diarrhea, stomach pain, hives, trouble breathing, fainting, etc.

Treatment involves antihistamines, ultraviolet light and avoiding the trigger. Other treatment is also provided to give symptom relief.

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