Flushing Disorders Associated with Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Part 1, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Mast Cell Disorders and Hyperbasophila.
- Vaibhav Rastogi,
- Devina Singh,
- Joseph J Mazza,
- Dennis Yang,
- Dipendra Parajuli,
- Steven H Yale
Clin Med Res 2018 Apr 12. Epub 2018 Apr 12.
University of Central Florida College of Medicine/HCA Consortium Graduate Medical Education, North Florida Regional Medical Center, 6500 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605
Flushing is the subjective sensation of warmth accompanied by visible cutaneous erythema occurring throughout the body with a predilection for the face, neck, pinnae, and upper trunk where the skin is thinnest and cutaneous vessels are superficially located and in greatest numbers. Flushing can be present in either a wet or dry form depending upon whether neural-mediated mechanisms are involved. Activation of the sympathetic nervous system results in wet flushing, accompanied by diaphoresis, due to concomitant stimulation of eccrine sweat glands. Read More