Osteopenia, osteonecrosis, and mastocytosis

Neeta Nayak, Laura Carbone

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Abstract

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
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mastocytosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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