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Target Therapies for Systemic Mastocytosis: An Update.

Pharmaceuticals (Basel) 2022 Jun 11;15(6). Epub 2022 Jun 11.

Hematology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milan, Italy.

Systemic mastocytosis (SM) results from a clonal proliferation of abnormal mast cells (MCs) in extra-cutaneous organs. It could be divided into indolent SM, smoldering SM, SM with an associated hematologic (non-MC lineage) neoplasm, aggressive SM, and mast cell leukemia. SM is generally associated with the presence of a gain-of-function somatic mutation in at codon 816. Read More

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Altered innate immune profile in blood of systemic mastocytosis patients.

Clin Transl Allergy 2022 Jun 14;12(6):e12167. Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Cancer Research Center (IBMCC, USAL-CSIC) Department of Medicine and Cytometry Service (NUCLEUS) Universidad de Salamanca Salamanca Spain.

Background: Mast cells (MC) from systemic mastocytosis (SM) patients release MC mediators that lead to an altered microenvironment with potential consequences on innate immune cells, such as monocytes and dendritic cells (DC). Here we investigated the distribution and functional behaviour of different populations of blood monocytes and DC among distinct diagnostic subtypes of SM.

Methods: Overall, we studied 115 SM patients - 45 bone marrow mastocytosis (BMM), 61 indolent SM (ISM), 9 aggressive SM (ASM)- and 32 healthy donors (HD). Read More

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Urticaria and angioedema in children and adolescents: diagnostic challenge.

Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 2022 17;50(S Pt 1):17-29. Epub 2022 May 17.

Division of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada.

Urticaria diagnosis may be challenging in children since it can be triggered or related to numerous conditions. In this paper, we reviewed the main aspects regarding the diagnosis of urticaria in the pediatric population. Acute urticaria is often due to viral infections. Read More

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Refined Treatment Response Criteria for Indolent Systemic Mastocytosis proposed by the ECNM-AIM Consortium.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2022 Jun 17. Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Salerno, Italy.

Indolent systemic mastocytosis (ISM) has a favorable prognosis and normal life expectancy. However, many patients suffer from mast cell (MC) mediator-related symptoms, which significantly affect quality of life (QoL). Cutaneous, gastrointestinal and neurological complaints, musculoskeletal pain as well as the presence of skin lesions, anaphylaxis and osteoporosis are the main symptoms and signs in ISM and must be assessed in all patients before and during treatment. Read More

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Standards of Pathology in the Diagnosis of Systemic Mastocytosis: Recommendations of the EU-US Cooperative Group.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2022 Jun 17. Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Salzburg, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria;; Institute of Pathology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

Pathology plays a central role in the diagnosis of systemic mastocytosis (SM), its delineation from other neoplasms and reactive conditions, and in monitoring of SM under therapy. The morphologic hallmark of SM is the accumulation of spindle-shaped, hypogranulated mast cells (MCs) in bone marrow (BM) and other extracutaneous tissues. Four out of the five WHO-defined diagnostic criteria (i. Read More

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Proposed ECNM-AIM Response Criteria in Advanced Systemic Mastocytosis.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2022 Jun 17. Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Department of Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany.

Advanced systemic mastocytosis (AdvSM) is characterized by presence of the KIT D816V and other somatic mutations (e.g. in SRSF2, ASXL1, RUNX1) in 95% and 60-70% of patients, respectively. Read More

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Mast cell leukemia with novel BRAF variant and concomitant atypical KIT variant.

Cancer Genet 2022 May 24;266-267:33-36. Epub 2022 May 24.

Department of Pathology, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, United States of America.

Mast cell leukemia (MCL) is a leukemic variant of systemic mastocytosis defined by mast cells ≥ 20% of marrow nucleated cells. Its incidence is < 1% of all systemic mastocytosis cases [1]. Clinical characteristics and treatment of the disease are not well established and overall prognosis is very poor. Read More

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Vaccination: Just do it!

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2022 Jul;129(1):1-2

Section of Allergy and Immunology, Children's Hospital Colorado, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado. Electronic address:

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Genetic tracing reveals transcription factor Foxp3-dependent and Foxp3-independent functionality of peripherally induced Treg cells.

Immunity 2022 Jun 7. Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Immunology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, and Ludwig Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:

Regulatory T (Treg) cells expressing the transcription factor Foxp3 are an essential suppressive T cell lineage of dual origin: Foxp3 induction in thymocytes and mature CD4 T cells gives rise to thymic (tTreg) and peripheral (pTreg) Treg cells, respectively. While tTreg cells suppress autoimmunity, pTreg cells enforce tolerance to food and commensal microbiota. However, the role of Foxp3 in pTreg cells and the mechanisms supporting their differentiation remain poorly understood. Read More

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Case Report: A Missense Mutation of in Hyperpigmentation and Lentigines Unassociated With Systemic Disorders: Report of a Chinese Pedigree and a Literature Review.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2022 25;9:847382. Epub 2022 May 25.

State Key Laboratory of Complex Severe and Rare Diseases, Department of Dermatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, National Clinical Research Center for Dermatologic and Immunologic Diseases, Beijing, China.

Background: is a proto-oncogene that is involved in the proliferation, survival, and regulation of melanocytes, mast cells, and the interstitial cells of Cajal. Mutations of have been reported to be associated with hyperpigmentation and lentigines, mastocytosis, and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Some hotspot mutations of have been reported to be associated with mastocytosis and GISTs, while the relationship between mutations and hyperpigmentation and lentigines has not been fully elucidated. Read More

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Kinase inhibition by PKC412 prevents epithelial sheet damage in autosomal dominant epidermolysis bullosa simplex via keratin and cell contact stabilization.

J Invest Dermatol 2022 Jun 9. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Institute of Biology, Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany.

Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) is a severe and potentially life-threatening disorder for which no adequate therapy exists. Most cases are caused by dominant mutations in keratins KRT5 or KRT14, leading to the formation of cytoplasmic keratin aggregates, profound keratinocyte fragility and cytolysis. We hypothesized that pharmacological reduction of keratin aggregates, which compromise keratinocyte integrity, represents a viable strategy for the treatment of EBS. Read More

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Diagnosis and treatment of systemic mastocytosis in Brazil: Recommendations of a multidisciplinary expert panel.

Hematol Transfus Cell Ther 2022 May 26. Epub 2022 May 26.

Clinical Immunology and Allergy Division. Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Introduction: Systemic Mastocytosis comprises a group of neoplastic diseases characterized by clonal expansion and infiltration of mast cells into several organs. The diagnosis and treatment of this disease may be challenging for non-specialists.

Objective: Make suggestions or recommendations in Systemic Mastocytosis based in a panel of Brazilian specialists. Read More

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Drugs and Vaccines Hypersensitivity in Children with Mastocytosis.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 1;11(11). Epub 2022 Jun 1.

Clinica Pediatrica, Dipartimento Medicina e Chirurgia, Università di Parma, 43126 Parma, Italy.

Mastocytosis, a heterogeneous mastcell disease, include three different entities: cutaneous mastocytosis, systemic mastocytosis (SM) and mast-cell sarcoma. Tryptase levels can differentiate cutaneous mastocytosis from SM. In mastocytosis, quick onset drug hypersensitivity reactions (DHRs) that are facilitated by mastcell mediators, are investigated in adults. Read More

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Honey bee venom re-challenge during specific immunotherapy: prolonged cardio-pulmonary resuscitation allowed survival in a case of near fatal anaphylaxis.

Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 2022 Jun 2;18(1):44. Epub 2022 Jun 2.

Allergy Unit, Dept. of Dermatology, University Hospital and University of Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Background: Specific immunotherapy for patients with honey bee hypersensitivity is commonly applied. Re-challenge with venom is performed to prove protection in individual cases.

Case Presenation: We report a case of near fatal anaphylaxis with asystole for 24 min in a 35-years-old patient with mastocytosis after honey bee sting challenge, despite 5-years of specific immunotherapy. Read More

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Successful treatment of psoriasis with risankizumab in a patient with telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans.

JAAD Case Rep 2022 Jun 26;24:71-73. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Frontier Dermatology Partners, Mill Creek, Washington.

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Efficacy and Safety of Avapritinib in Previously Treated Patients with Advanced Systemic Mastocytosis.

Blood Adv 2022 May 31. Epub 2022 May 31.

Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

Advanced systemic mastocytosis (AdvSM) is a rare myeloid neoplasm, driven by KIT D816V mutation in >90% of patients. Avapritinib, a potent, highly selective inhibitor of D816V-mutant KIT, is approved for treatment of adults with AdvSM by the US Food and Drug Administration, regardless of prior therapy, and the European Medicines Agency, for patients with prior systemic therapy, based on EXPLORER (NCT02561988) and PATHFINDER (NCT03580655) clinical studies. We present latest pooled efficacy and safety analyses from patients who received ≥1 systemic therapy prior to avapritinib in EXPLORER/PATHFINDER. Read More

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Acute Mast Cell Leukemia Preceded by Malignant Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumor: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Cancer Manag Res 2022 23;14:1783-1794. Epub 2022 May 23.

Cancer Center, Department of Hematology, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital (Affiliated People's Hospital, Hangzhou Medical College), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310014, People's Republic of China.

Background: Mast cell leukemia (MCL) is a highly life-threatening and extremely rare subtype of systemic mastocytosis (SM). MCL often genetically contains one or more somatic mutations, particularly activating mutations of . This study reported on an acute MCL patient who had a rare phenotype and genetic mutants with a history of primary malignant mediastinal germ cell tumor (GCT). Read More

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A case of cutaneous bullous mastocytosis in a Yorkshire terrier puppy.

Vet Dermatol 2022 May 30. Epub 2022 May 30.

Clinic for Internal Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

Background: Cutaneous bullous mastocytosis (CBM) is a rare disease characterised by erythroderma, bullae formation on trunk, scalp and extremities which evolve to erosions.

Objective: To describe a rare variant of cutaneous mastocytosis and treatment options.

Animal: A 7-month-old Yorkshire terrier puppy with erythroderma and bullae formation. Read More

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COVID-19 Vaccination Is Safe among Mast Cell Disorder Patients, under Adequate Premedication.

Vaccines (Basel) 2022 May 4;10(5). Epub 2022 May 4.

Serviço de Imunoalergologia, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal.

Reported cases of anaphylaxis following COVID-19 vaccination raised concerns about the safety of these vaccines, namely in patients suffering from clonal mast cell (MC) disorders-a heterogenous group of disorders in which patients may be prone to anaphylaxis caused by vaccination. This study aimed to assess the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in patients with clonal MC disorders. We performed an ambidirectional cohort study with 30 clonal MC disorder patients (n = 26 in the prospective arm and n = 4 in the retrospective arm), that were submitted to COVID-19 vaccination. Read More

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Comprehensive Analysis of Acquired Genetic Variants and Their Prognostic Impact in Systemic Mastocytosis.

Cancers (Basel) 2022 May 18;14(10). Epub 2022 May 18.

Cancer Research Center (IBMCC, USAL/CSIC), Department of Medicine, Universidad de Salamanca, Biomedical Research Institute of Salamanca and Spanish Network on Mastocytosis (REMA), 37007 Salamanca, Spain.

Systemic mastocytosis (SM) is a rare clonal haematopoietic stem cell disease in which activating mutations (most commonly D816V) are present in virtually every (>90%) adult patient at similar frequencies among non-advanced and advanced forms of SM. The D816V mutation is considered the most common pathogenic driver of SM. Acquisition of this mutation early during haematopoiesis may cause multilineage involvement of haematopoiesis by D816V, which has been associated with higher tumour burden and additional mutations in other genes, leading to an increased rate of transformation to advanced SM. Read More

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Global Classification of Mast Cell Activation Disorders: An ICD-10-CM-Adjusted Proposal of the ECNM-AIM Consortium.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2022 May 25. Epub 2022 May 25.

Department of Hematological Biology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Pierre et Marie Curie University (UPMC), Paris, France.

Mast cell activation (MCA) is common and occurs in a number of pathologic conditions, including IgE-dependent and independent allergic reactions, atopic disorders, autoimmune processes, and mastocytosis. In a subset of patients, no underlying disease and no known trigger of MCA are found. When the symptoms are severe, systemic, and recurrent, and accompanied by a diagnostic increase in the serum tryptase level or other mast cell mediators, an MCA syndrome (MCAS) may be diagnosed. Read More

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Treatment of Indolent and Advanced Systemic Mastocytosis.

Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis 2022 1;14(1):e2022040. Epub 2022 May 1.

Department of Radiological and Hematological Sciences Fondazione, Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, IRCCS Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A. Gemelli, 100168, Rome, Italy.

Management of Indolent and Smoldering SM is focused on preventing anaphylactic reactions and identifying and avoiding symptom triggers. Skin and gastrointestinal symptoms are managed with H1- and H2-antihistamines. When skin symptoms are not adequately controlled, leukotriene antagonists and oral psoralen combined with ultraviolet therapy may be added. Read More

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Mast Cell Activation Syndromes: Collegium Internationale Allergologicum Update 2022.

Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2022 May 23:1-13. Epub 2022 May 23.

Department of Dermatology and Allergy Biederstein, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.

Mast cell activation syndromes (MCASs) are defined by systemic severe and recurrent mast cell activation, usually in form of anaphylaxis, a substantial, event-related increase of the serum tryptase level beyond the individual's baseline and a response of the symptomatology to drugs directed against mast cells, mast cell-derived mediators, or mediator effects. A number of predisposing genetic conditions, underlying allergic and other hypersensitivity states, and related comorbidities can contribute to the clinical manifestation of MCASs. These conditions include hereditary alpha tryptasemia, mastocytosis with an expansion of clonal KIT-mutated mast cells, atopic diathesis, and overt IgE-dependent and IgE-independent allergies. Read More

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Incorporating Tryptase Genotyping Into the Workup and Diagnosis of Mast Cell Diseases and Reactions.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2022 May 18. Epub 2022 May 18.

Mast Cell Biology Section, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

The measurement of mast cell tryptase levels in serum has found utility in the diagnosis and management of both clonal mast cell disorders and severe mast cell-dependent systemic reactions in the form of anaphylaxis. A more recent discovery is that a majority of individuals with elevated basal serum tryptase levels have increased germline TPSAB1 gene copy number encoding α-tryptase. This genetic trait is referred to as hereditary α-tryptasemia (HαT) and affects nearly 6% of the general population. Read More

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Histopathological characteristics are instrumental to distinguish monomorphic from polymorphic maculopapular cutaneous mastocytosis in children.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2022 May 20. Epub 2022 May 20.

Department of pathology, Erasmus University MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Mastocytosis is characterized by the accumulation of mast cells (MC) in skin or other organs and can manifest at all ages. The majority of pediatric mastocytosis cases persist after puberty. In particular, monomorphic maculopapular cutaneous mastocytosis (mMPCM) is often persistent and associated with systemic mastocytosis. Read More

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Targeting the translational machinery in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST): a new therapeutic vulnerability.

Sci Rep 2022 May 18;12(1):8275. Epub 2022 May 18.

Cancer Therapeutics Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Research Pavilion, Suite G.17, 5117 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA.

Although KIT-mutant GISTs can be effectively treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), many patients develop resistance to imatinib mesylate (IM) as well as the FDA-approved later-line agents sunitinib, regorafenib and ripretinib. Resistance mechanisms mainly involve secondary mutations in the KIT receptor tyrosine kinase gene indicating continued dependency on the KIT signaling pathway. The fact that the type of secondary mutation confers either sensitivity or resistance towards TKIs and the notion that secondary mutations exhibit intra- and intertumoral heterogeneity complicates the optimal choice of treatment in the imatinib-resistant setting. Read More

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Mastocytosis: Fertility and Pregnancy Management in a Rare Disease.

Front Oncol 2022 27;12:874178. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Division of Hematology, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, Pavia, Italy.

Mastocytosis encompasses a subset of rare diseases, characterized by the presence and accumulation of abnormal neoplastic MC in various organ systems, including skin, bone marrow, spleen and gastrointestinal tract. Clinical manifestations are highly heterogeneous, as they result from both MC mediator release and MC organ infiltration. Both pregnancy, a lifetime dominated by huge physiological changes, and labor can provide triggers that could induce worsening of mastocytosis symptoms. Read More

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Acute increases in total serum tryptase unassociated with hemodynamic instability in diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2022 May 11. Epub 2022 May 11.

Mast Cell Biology Section, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

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Giant Multinucleated Cells Are Associated with Mastocytic Inflammatory Signature Equine Asthma.

Animals (Basel) 2022 Apr 20;12(9). Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Turin, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy.

Equine asthma is currently diagnosed by the presence of increased neutrophil (>5%), mast cell (>2%), and/or eosinophil (>1%) differential cell count. Macrophages are normal resident cells within the alveoli. Their presence in BALF is considered normal, but the clinical implication of the presence of activated or fused macrophages (giant multinucleated cells, GMC) is currently overlooked. Read More

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Mast cell neoplasm: a challenging pathological diagnosis.

Hum Pathol 2022 May 10;126:55-62. Epub 2022 May 10.

Instituto D'Or de Pesquisa e Ensino (IDOR), São Paulo, 04501-000, Brazil; Laboratory of Investigative Pathology, CIPED, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, São Paulo, 13083-887, Brazil; Anatomic Pathology D'Or Hospitals Network, São Paulo, 04321-120, Brazil; Multipat Laboratory of Pathology, Campinas, São Paulo, 13086-130, Brazil.

Systemic mastocytosis (SM) is a myeloid neoplasm characterized by abnormal growth and accumulation of neoplastic mast cells in at least one extracutaneous site. Clinical presentation and course are variable, most patients are developing an indolent disease and some, an aggressive/leukemic form. Because of its rarity, most physicians are unfamiliar with this disease and do not readily diagnose it. Read More

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