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Cutaneous mastocytosis extending beyond a radiotherapy site: A form of radiodermatitis or a neoplastic phenomenon?
Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Australasian Journal of Dermatology © 2012 The Australasian College of Dermatologists
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume 54, Issue 4, pages e85–e87, November 2013
How to Cite
Davidson, S. J. and Coates, D. (2013), Cutaneous mastocytosis extending beyond a radiotherapy site: A form of radiodermatitis or a neoplastic phenomenon?. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 54: e85–e87. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2012.00961.x
Conflicts of interest: none
- Issue published online: 25 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 1 MAY 2012
- cutaneous mastocytosis;
- systemic mastocytosis
Ionising radiation is often used as an adjuvant in the management of breast cancer. Acute and chronic skin changes are well recognised complications associated with its use. We demonstrate a rare clinical presentation of cutaneous mastocytosis that occurred at the site of radiotherapy and then extended beyond this boundary, and ask whether this can be treated as a localised side effect of radiotherapy or whether the potential for systemic mastocytosis needs to be excluded.