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Diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis: a heterogeneous disease
  1. Iria Neri,
  2. Annalucia Virdi,
  3. Riccardo Balestri,
  4. Annalisa Patrizi
  1. Dermatology, Department of Specialised, Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Annalucia Virdi, Dermatology, Department of Specialised, Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Via Massarenti 1, Clinica Dermatologica, Bologna 40138, Italy; alvirdi{at}libero.it

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A 6-month-old otherwise healthy girl was referred to us for a 3-month history of generalised persistent itching erythema.

Physical examination showed white transient linear oedematous lesions on widespread erythema caused by scratching (figure 1), leading to an initial diagnosis of physical urticaria.

Figure 1

Multiple white transient linear oedematous itching lesions on widespread red skin.

After 1 month, during an acute febrile episode (38.3°C), tense vesicle-bullous lesions with a yellow-citrine fluid appeared on …

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