medical Definition of mastocytosis
- The most common form of mastocytosis in childhood is urticaria pigmentosa. In this disorder, mast cells accumulate in the skin, forming reddish-brown papules and plaques …
- —Melissa M. Burnett et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 20 Dec. 2007
- Systemic mastocytosis is characterised by diffuse mast-cell infiltration of multiple organs and may affect approximately 10% of all patients with mastocytosis.
- —Takashi Koide et al., The Lancet, 15 June 2002