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Systemic mastocytosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • SMCD
  • Systemic mast cell disease
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Tests & Diagnosis

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How is systemic mastocytosis diagnosed?

A diagnosis of systemic mastocytosis (SM) is often suspected based on the presence of characteristic signs and symptoms. Additional testing can then be ordered to confirm the diagnosis, assess the severity of the condition, and rule out other conditions that cause similar features. These tests may include:
More detailed information about the studies used to diagnose SM, as well as the diagnostic criteria, are available on Medscape Reference's Web site and can be viewed by clicking here.
Last updated: 6/17/2015

References
  1. Systemic Mastocytosis. American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. 2012; http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/related-conditions/systemic-mastocytosis.aspx. Accessed 1/30/2012.
  2. Koyamangalath Krishnan. Mastocytosis, Systemic. eMedicine. July 29, 2010; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/203948-overview. Accessed 2/1/2012.


Testing

  • The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) provides information about the genetic tests for this condition. The intended audience for the GTR is health care providers and researchers. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.
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.