Definitions for "Mastocytosis"
Overproduction of mast cells. May rarely infiltrate liver, spleen, bones, the gastrointestinal system and skin. May precede mast cell leukemia, which is a malignant disorder.
A condition characterized by infiltration of mast cells into the tissues of the body. Mast cells are connective tissue cells which release chemicals including histamine that are very irritating and cause itching, swelling, and fluid leakage from cells. There are several different clinical forms of mastocytosis.
Rare disease of unknown cause, characterized by an accumulation of mast cells in the skin and the viscera