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Systemic mastocytosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • SMCD
  • Systemic mast cell disease
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Your Question

Can heat and/or humidity affect systemic mastocytosis?

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Can heat and/or humidity affect systemic mastocytosis?

Yes. Heat appears to be one of the many factors that can trigger a mast cell response.[1]

Other triggers include:[1]
  • Certain medications
  • Physical factors, such as exercise, massage or friction applied to the skin, and very spicy foods
  • Surgical procedures
  • Alcohol
  • Infections
  • Stress
  • Insect stings
Last updated: 6/17/2015

References
  • Mastocytosis (cutaneous and systemic): Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations. UpToDate. September 2014; Accessed 2/22/2015.
Other Names for this Disease
  • SMCD
  • Systemic mast cell disease
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.