Systemic mastocytosis is characterized by pathologic proliferation and accumulation of mast cells in at least one extracutaneous organ such as liver, spleen, bone marrow, or lymph nodes. The clinical features are highly variable depending on impairment of the involved organ systems. It often raises diagnostic challenges. Here we report a case of a 78-year-old patient with mast cell leukemia. The literature is reviewed regarding the diagnosis and updated management of this rare disease.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Chinese Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2014|
- Systemic mastocytosis
- Tyrosine kinase inhibitor
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