C. Akin et al., Slowly progressive systemic mastocytosis with high mast-cell burden and noevidence of a non-mast-cell hematologic disorder: an example of a smoldering case?, LEUK RES, 25(7), 2001, pp. 635-638
A 43-year-old man with extensive systemic mastocytosis with poor prognostic
indicators but no overt hematologic abnormality is described. This patient
's clinical presentation and course are consistent with the newly proposed
'smoldering mastocytosis' category. Long-term follow-up of patients is need
ed to determine whether they may be at higher risk for progression into mor
e aggressive categories. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.