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    Diagnosing Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

    A laymen's summary of "Mast cell activation disease: a concise practical guide for diagnostic workup and therapeutic options." Gerhard J Molderings, Stefan Brettner, Jürgen Homann and Lawrence B Afrin. Journal of Hematology & Oncology 20114:10 Criteria The diagnosis is met if both the major...
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    Genes Highlight Inflammation and Mast Cells in Fibromyalgia

    First the authors of this intriguing study went through the failed attempts to produce a diagnostic biomarker. The 1990 criteria for FM (which included tender points) produced a moderately homogeneous group of quote "FM patients" which allows, they believe, for too little precision. (In fact a...
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    Luteolin - A Brain Fog Reducer? A Mast Cell, Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS Inquiry

    Brain Fog Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) or disorder (MCAD) has been recognized relatively recently. Like other newly recognized disorders that cause a bewildering array of symptoms, people with MCAS were dismissed for many years as being hypochondriacs or being depressed. The...
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    Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Websites and Books

    Websites Me and My Mast Cells - by Dr. Laurence Afrin, M.D. and author, contains information on diagnosis, treatment, drugs, MCAS doctors and a blog. The Low Histamine Chief - former news anchor with MCAS, Yasmina Ykelenstam, provides an informative blog, treatment and research information and...
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    Mast Cell Activation Disease - The Modern Epidemics of Chronic illness - Afrin

    Never Bet Against Occam: Mast Cell Activation Disease and the Modern Epidemics of Chronic Illness and Medical Complexity” by Dr. Lawrence Afrin - A Review Allergies are not just itching and trouble breathing or caused by hay fever, bee stings or reactions to shellfish and peanuts. While these...

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