03 March 1997
Usefulness of radiological and biochemical examinations in diagnosis of systemic involvement in patients with skin mastocytosisBogdan Błaszczyk, Ewa Brzeziñska-Błaszczyk, Anna Zalewska, Anastazy Omulecki
Med Sci Monit 1997; 3(2): CR204-207 :: ID: 500695
This paper presents radiological and biochemical investigations facilitating the diagnosis of possible systemic involvement in 9 patients with urticaria pigmentosa. The study included: ultrasound examination, CT scan of the abdominal cavity, radiograms of the chest and the lumbosacral part of the spinal column, as well as the evaluation of histamine, methylhistamine and methylimidazoleacetic acid levels in the 24 hour urine collection. In one out of nine patients, numerous enlarged lymph nodes were found in the abdominal cavity. The same patient also showed highly increased levels of histamine and its metabolites in the urine. On the grounds of our study, we conclude that additional biochemical and radiological examinations should be performed in each adult patient with urticaria pigmentosa in order to detect any possible systemic changes.
Keywords: systemic mastocytosis, Urticaria Pigmentosa, mast cell, Histamine, radiologic imaging
01 May 2022 : EditorialEditorial: Cardiovascular Complications at One Year After SARS-CoV-2 Infection are Independent of Underlying Cardiovascular Risk Factors or Severity of COVID-19
Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e937048
04 May 2022 : Clinical ResearchEffects of Wearing Face Masks on Exercise Capacity and Ventilatory Anaerobic Threshold in Healthy Subjects ...
Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.936069
22 April 2022 : Clinical ResearchFactors Associated with Falls During Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.936547
17 May 2022 : Clinical ResearchClinical Application of C-TIRADS Category and Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Differential Diagnosis of Sol...
Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.936368
17 May 2022 : Laboratory ResearchArtificial Dermal Scaffold Loaded with Platelet-Rich Plasma Promotes Wound Healing in Pigs by Favoring Angi...
Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.936186
16 May 2022 : Clinical ResearchEarly Enteral Nutrition Can Reduce Incidence of Postoperative Hydrocephalus in Patients with Severe Hyperte...
Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.935850
Most Viewed Current Articles
30 Dec 2021 : Clinical ResearchRetrospective Study of Outcomes and Hospitalization Rates of Patients in Italy with a Confirmed Diagnosis o...
Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e935379
08 Mar 2022 : Review articleA Review of the Potential Roles of Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacological Approaches for the Man...
Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e936292
01 Nov 2020 : Review articleLong-Term Respiratory and Neurological Sequelae of COVID-19
Med Sci Monit 2020; 26:e928996