Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Lymphoma and related disorders
Mast cell disorders
Reviewer: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 15 July 2012, last major update July 2012
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● Most cutaneous mast cell disorders have a good prognosis
● Mastocytosis: monomorphic population of mast cells with rare eosinophils
● Telangiectasia macularis eruptive perstans (TMEP): telangiectatic light or dark brown macules
● Urticaria pigmentosa: common form of mastocytosis, numerous small yellow-brown papules, become hives when rubbed
● 53 year old man with erythematous macules and telangiectasia on arm
(J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2011;4:52)
Small erythematous macules with telangiectasia in arm
Telangiectatic macules in scapular area
● Variable dermal mast cell infiltration
● Variable eosinophils
● Toluidine blue and Giemsa demonstrate metachromasia (granules are purple-red)
● Leder chloroacetate esterase, CD117/c-kit
● Normal skin or dermatoses: must search to find mast cells even with special stains
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