An unusual presentation of mastocytosis: Unilateral swelling of the vulva

Joydip Roy, Denise W. Metry, John Hicks, Alice J. Morgan, Rubina A. Heptulla

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Abstract

Mastocytosis is a primary, abnormal accumulation of mast cells associated with a broad range of local and systemic symptoms. We report two female adolescents with episodic, unilateral, swelling of the labia majora that was discovered to be an unusual presentation of mastocytosis. Mastocytosis is frequently misdiagnosed because of its rarity and variable clinical presentation, which often mimics other conditions. In the appropriate setting, mastocytosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of labium majus swelling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-557
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2005

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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Roy, J., Metry, D. W., Hicks, J., Morgan, A. J., & Heptulla, R. A. (2005). An unusual presentation of mastocytosis: Unilateral swelling of the vulva. Pediatric Dermatology, 22(6), 554-557. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1470.2005.00139.x