Mast cell leukemia: An extremely rare disease

Dai Yin Lu, Jyh Pyng Gau, Ying Chung Hong, Chun Yu Liu, Yuan Bin Yu, Liang Tsai Hsiao, Jin Hwang Liu, Po Min Chen, Tzeon Jye Chiou, Cheng Hwai Tzeng

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-449
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Interferon
  • KITD816V
  • Systemic mastocytosis
  • Tyrosine kinase inhibitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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