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Vol 8, No 1 (2009)
Case reports
Published online: 2009-02-06
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Anaphylaxis as a causative factor in loss of consciousness in an elderly woman. Mastocytosis - a case report

Iwona Damps-Konstańska, Ewa Jassem
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2009;8(1):35-38.

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Vol 8, No 1 (2009)
Case reports
Published online: 2009-02-06

Abstract

A female patient, 72-years-old with recurrent systemic hypotension, was admitted to the Allergology Department. She had long been diagnosed with urticaria pigmentosa. She also had a history of planoepithelial vaginal cancer, mitral valvular insufficiency and osteoporosis. Recurrent episodes of anaphylaxis and mastocytosis were diagnosed at the Department of Allergology.
It is important to consider a systemic hypersensitivity reaction in differential diagnosis even in elderly patients, since it may mimic other medical emergencies. The unusual and broad spectrum of symptoms in mastocytosis usually requires the cooperation of different specialists.

Abstract

A female patient, 72-years-old with recurrent systemic hypotension, was admitted to the Allergology Department. She had long been diagnosed with urticaria pigmentosa. She also had a history of planoepithelial vaginal cancer, mitral valvular insufficiency and osteoporosis. Recurrent episodes of anaphylaxis and mastocytosis were diagnosed at the Department of Allergology.
It is important to consider a systemic hypersensitivity reaction in differential diagnosis even in elderly patients, since it may mimic other medical emergencies. The unusual and broad spectrum of symptoms in mastocytosis usually requires the cooperation of different specialists.
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Keywords

mastocytosis; anaphylaxis; urticaria pigmentosa

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Title

Anaphylaxis as a causative factor in loss of consciousness in an elderly woman. Mastocytosis - a case report

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 8, No 1 (2009)

Pages

35-38

Published online

2009-02-06

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2009;8(1):35-38.

Keywords

mastocytosis
anaphylaxis
urticaria pigmentosa

Authors

Iwona Damps-Konstańska
Ewa Jassem

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