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Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal medicine)

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Yuta Sasaoka, MD (Pediatrics)

Dr. Sasaoka graduated from the Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine. After working in the Department of Pediatrics at Hakodate Municipal Hospital, the Emergency Center at Hakodate Municipal Hospital, and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's General Medical Center, he joined the Sapporo Medical University Advanced Emergency Medical Center in April 2020. Dr. Sasaoka is well versed in pediatric emergency medicine, covering a wide range of pediatrics and emergency medicine. He is also a certified AHA-PALS instructor and focuses on pediatric secondary life support education at the Hokkaido Training Site.

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  • Discolored macules or moles on skin/mucus membranes

  • Moles or spots of different colors on skin or lining of the mouth

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  • Pink rash

  • Itchy skin not covered by clothes is itchy

  • There is a dry bumpy rash on the skin

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is mastocytosis?

Mastocytosis happens when there are too many mast cells, which are part of the immune system, in the body. It can affect the skin or other body parts. It's usually caused by a non-inherited genetic mutation and affects both genders equally. Mastocytosis attacks can be triggered by skin friction, physical activity, insect bites, stress, alcohol, certain foods, and medications.

Symptoms of mastocytosis

  • Skin over the entire body is red

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

  • Welts appear when skin is scratched or rubbed

  • Redness in sun-exposed areas of skin

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for mastocytosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose mastocytosis

  • Is your whole body red?

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on your skin? (Including moles)

  • Does your skin get red from friction or irritation?

  • Do you have redness on sun-exposed skin?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots?

Treatment for mastocytosis

People with mastocytosis should avoid triggers. Treatment options include medications to lessen symptoms or ultraviolet light therapy. Since there's a higher risk of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock), they should carry an EpiPen (injectable epinephrine).

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Reviewed By:

Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal medicine)

Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

Yuta Sasaoka, MD

Yuta Sasaoka, MD (Pediatrics)

Dr. Sasaoka graduated from the Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine. After working in the Department of Pediatrics at Hakodate Municipal Hospital, the Emergency Center at Hakodate Municipal Hospital, and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's General Medical Center, he joined the Sapporo Medical University Advanced Emergency Medical Center in April 2020. Dr. Sasaoka is well versed in pediatric emergency medicine, covering a wide range of pediatrics and emergency medicine. He is also a certified AHA-PALS instructor and focuses on pediatric secondary life support education at the Hokkaido Training Site.

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