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Diagnostic Criteria and Classification of Mastocytosis in 2014.
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PMID:  24745670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Mastocytosis is characterized by accumulation of pathologic mast cells in tissues. Most patients with mastocytosis experience mast cell activation symptoms in response to various triggers. The diagnosis of mastocytosis should be made from objective pathologic findings. Modern diagnostic criteria and classification of mastocytosis were proposed in 2000 by an international consensus group and formed the basis of the current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, which have been validated to correlate with prognosis and help selection of therapy. In this article, the WHO criteria for diagnosis and classification are summarized and practical aspects to avoid common pitfalls in diagnostic workup are discussed.
Cem Akin; Peter Valent
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Type:  REVIEW    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology and allergy clinics of North America     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1557-8607     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-4-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8805635     Medline TA:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  207-218     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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