Osteopenia, osteonecrosis, and mastocytosis

Neeta Nayak, Laura D Carbone

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Systemic mastocytosis has been defined as an abnormal increase in mast cells in tissues other than the skin. We report an unusual case of systemic mastocytosis that was manifested by osteopenia and osteonecrosis, and was associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Our experience suggests that osteopenia and compression fractures may be the presenting features of mastocytosis and that a careful search for a malignancy is warranted in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Rheumatology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes



  • Mastocytosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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