Abstract

Urticaria pigmentosa is a fairly indolent form of cutaneous mastocytosis, which is more prevalent in infants than in adults. Adult onset disease is usually supposed to be associated with systemic disease and has a propensity for polycythemia vera and leukaemia in a certain percentage, though regression has been reported in as many as 19% cases. A useful clue to diagnose indolent forms from malignant forms is that invariably there is thrombocytopenia with leukocytosis in malignant forms. We report an adult female with typical lesions of urticaria pigmentosa, proven by skin biopsy, who showed a good response to H1 and H2 receptor blockage treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists
Volume19
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2009

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Urticaria Pigmentosa
Cutaneous Mastocytosis
Histamine H1 Receptors
Polycythemia Vera
Histamine H2 Receptors
Leukocytosis
Thrombocytopenia
Leukemia
Biopsy
Skin
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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Adult onset Urticaria pigmentosa : A case report. / Prabhu, Smitha; Rao, Raghavendra; Sripathi, H.; Kudva, Ranjini.

In: Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists, Vol. 19, No. 2, 01.04.2009, p. 115-117.

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