Mastocytosis refers to an entire group of disorders. All of these conditions are characterized by a rapid production of mast cells (MCs), which are abnormal. This overproduction can occur in all organ systems throughout the body including the spleen, the mucosal surfaces, the liver, the bone marrow, and the lymph nodes.
The condition is characterized as either systemic or cutaneous. The systemic form of the condition can either involve the skin or not involve the skin.
Systemic mastocytosis patients can be affected by different triggers which activate the abnormal mast cells. These triggers can lead to anaphylactic reactions which may be life threatening. They can also lead to multi-organ dysfunction.
A recent publication conducted by researchers in Plymoth, UK discussed how the dental complications of these conditions can be handled. There is an increase risk of dental complications in this condition due to stress and certain treatments.
There are a number of ways that the dental complications can be managed.
You can read the full report here. It discusses all of the complications which may occur due to systemic mastocytosis as well as how these complications should be addressed.
This report is so important because the current literature on dental complications in mastocytosis is very sparse.