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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Möhrenschlager, M; Engst, R; Müller-Weihrich, S; Spiessl, W; Rüdisser, K; Weigl, LB; Jessberger, B; Braun-Falco, M; Abeck, D; Ring, J 
Title:
Association of urticaria pigmentosa with café-au-lait spots, neurofibromas and neurofibroma-like neoplasms: a mere coincidence? 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Urticaria pigmentosa (UP) is characterized by dense aggregates of mast cells in the dermis. There is consistent evidence from the literature that mast cells may play a pathogenetic role in the development of neurofibromas and other tumors. OBJECTIVE: To study the concomitant appearance of UP with neurofibromas and neurofibroma-like neoplasms. METHODS: We analyzed 31,752 records of patients examined at the Department of Dermatology in the year 2000, looking for UP and associated neuro...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Dermatology 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
206 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
297-302 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1018-8665 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie