September 13, 2016
Mastocytosis is a rare, sometimes deadly, immune disorder that most people have never heard of. It is a shapeshifter. With the indolent form of the disease, some people have mild symptoms and lead normal lives, while others may develop flushing, diarrhea and life-threatening anaphylactic shock. In advanced mastocytosis, sufferers develop mast cell leukemia, and most die within six months.