mastocytosis

Telangiectasia Macularis Eruptiva Perstans (TMEP) is a rare type of mastocytosis that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, TMEP appears as very small red brown macules on the trunk and extremities.  This condition is benign and there is limited treatment available.

Urticaria Pigmentosa is a benign type of cutaneous mastocytosis that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Urticaria Pigmentosa accounts for the majority of childhood mastocytosis cases.  Clinically, Urticaria Pigmentosa appears as multiple red/brown indurated papules and nodules.  Blistering can occur in the lesions especially when they are rubbed […]

Solitary Mastocytoma is a benign skin lesion that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Solitary Mastocytoma appears as a single lesion that is usually smaller than 1cm with a smooth surface and a red/brown color.  They most commonly occur in children.  The most common anatomic location is […]

Mastocytosis is a disease process that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics that involves mast cells behaving in an abnormal fashion.  Mastocytosis can be localized to the skin or systemically involved.  Mast cells originate from the bone marrow and possess chemicals such as histamine, heparin and other cytokines […]