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Aggressive systemic mastocytosis: a silent enemy

Joana Alves Vaz, Maria Alice Sousa, Celina Afonso, Rita Sampaio.

Abstract
Mastocytosis results from the accumulation, proliferation and activation of mast cells with the involvement of several organs. The skin, bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract, liver, spleen and lymph nodes are the most frequent locations. Symptoms result from the accumulation of mast cells and the release of mediators from their activation. The incidence of this pathology is rare and, depending on the presentation, the diagnosis can be difficult. Systemic presentation is more frequent in adults, in contrast to the pediatric population, where skin disease prevails and with a good prognosis.
The authors describe the case of a man diagnosed with chronic anaemia and being followed up in a Hematology consultation who presents with anorexia, asthenia and weight loss. After inpatient assessment, the diagnosis of aggressive systemic mastocytosis was established.

Key words: Aggressive systemic mastocytosis, chronic anaemia


 
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Vaz JA, Sousa MA, Afonso C, Sampaio R. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis: a silent enemy. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2021; 5(5): 106-108. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Aggressive-systemic-mastocytosis


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Vaz JA, Sousa MA, Afonso C, Sampaio R. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis: a silent enemy. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=62461 [Access: July 30, 2022]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Aggressive-systemic-mastocytosis


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Vaz JA, Sousa MA, Afonso C, Sampaio R. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis: a silent enemy. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2021; 5(5): 106-108. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Aggressive-systemic-mastocytosis



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Vaz JA, Sousa MA, Afonso C, Sampaio R. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis: a silent enemy. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2021), [cited July 30, 2022]; 5(5): 106-108. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Aggressive-systemic-mastocytosis



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Vaz, J. A., Sousa, . M. A., Afonso, . C. & Sampaio, . R. (2021) Aggressive systemic mastocytosis: a silent enemy. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 5 (5), 106-108. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Aggressive-systemic-mastocytosis



Turabian Style

Vaz, Joana Alves, Maria Alice Sousa, Celina Afonso, and Rita Sampaio. 2021. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis: a silent enemy. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 5 (5), 106-108. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Aggressive-systemic-mastocytosis



Chicago Style

Vaz, Joana Alves, Maria Alice Sousa, Celina Afonso, and Rita Sampaio. "Aggressive systemic mastocytosis: a silent enemy." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 5 (2021), 106-108. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Aggressive-systemic-mastocytosis



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Vaz, Joana Alves, Maria Alice Sousa, Celina Afonso, and Rita Sampaio. "Aggressive systemic mastocytosis: a silent enemy." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 5.5 (2021), 106-108. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Aggressive-systemic-mastocytosis



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Vaz, J. A., Sousa, . M. A., Afonso, . C. & Sampaio, . R. (2021) Aggressive systemic mastocytosis: a silent enemy. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 5 (5), 106-108. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Aggressive-systemic-mastocytosis