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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-124

An infant with bullous mastocytosis: A rare form of bullous disorder

1 Department of Pediatric Medicine, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pediatric Dermatology, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Aniruddha Ghosh
11, Dr. Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata - 700 017, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.202996

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Bullous mastocytosis (BM) is a rare variant of diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis where there is disorderly infiltration of the skin by mast cells. We report a 4-month-old male infant with this rare disease who presented with wrinkled tough skin and generalized multiple bullous lesions. Diagnosis was done by serum tryptase level and histopathological examination. The patient responded well to oral corticosteroid and antihistaminic therapy. Although a congenital disorder, timely diagnosis and treatment can be potentially rewarding in patients with BM.

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