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Surrogate Markers of Disease in Mastocytosis

Akin C. · Metcalfe D.D.

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Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., USA

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Published online: March 28, 2002
Issue release date: 2002

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1018-2438 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0097 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/IAA

Abstract

Measurement of surrogate mast cell-related products in blood or urine is often performed to assess disease extent in evaluating patients with mastocytosis. Serum tryptase and 24-hour urine histamine metabolites are the most commonly used surrogate markers of mastocytosis. In addition, several novel markers including soluble CD117 and soluble CD25 have been identified in recent studies. The utility and the pitfalls of each of these measurements are discussed.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: March 28, 2002
Issue release date: 2002

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1018-2438 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0097 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/IAA


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