Gastrointestinal Manifestations in a Child With Mastocytosis

  • Gholamhossein Fallahi Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Parisa Rashtian Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Majid Aflatounian Department of Pediatrics, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran.
  • Nazanin Babaei Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mehdi Gaisari Skin Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Tehran, Iran.
  • Nima Rezaei Research Center for Immunodeficiencies, Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. and Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. and Network of Immunity in Infection, Malignancy, and Autoimmunity (NIIMA), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Gastrointestinal manifestations, Child, Mastocytosis

Abstract

Mastocytosis is characterized by the accumulation of mast cells in different tissues either in the skin or extracutaneous organs. Herein, a 13-year-old girl is presented who suffered from intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea with erythematous, and papulous cutaneous lesion. She had a history of same lesions from the age of four years. Since 8 months ago, the patient presented with digestive complaints. The histopathological examination of the cutaneous lesions approved the diagnosis of mastocytosis. H1 and H2 antagonists were prescribed for her, while a mast cell stabilizer for digestive and cutaneous symptoms was also utilized, which improved the signs and symptoms of the patient.

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Published
2019-01-13
How to Cite
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Fallahi G, Rashtian P, Aflatounian M, Babaei N, Gaisari M, Rezaei N. Gastrointestinal Manifestations in a Child With Mastocytosis. Acta Med Iran. 56(10):684-687.
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Case Report(s)