Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
COSTA, Ana Lúcia França da; CARVALHO, Teresinha Castelo Branco and SOUSA, Ana Virginia Lopes de. Bullous mastocytosis in child: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2005, vol.80, n.6, pp. 603-606. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962005000700006.
Mastocytosis is a rare disease, defined as a disorderly infiltration with mast cells in several tissues. It comprises many different clinical situations varying from indolent cutaneous forms to malignant and systemic conditions. The term bullous mastocytosis describes all the variety in which the cutaneous bullae represent the predominant feature and generally indicates cases of diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis. Its presence is more common during the childhood and has a more reserved prognosis. This case report emphasizes the extreme diversity of its clinical manifestations and complications.
Keywords : Child; Mastocytosis; Mastocytosis, cutaneous.