Mast Cell Leukemia: Facts To Know

Mast cell leukemia (MCL) is a quick-progressing disease that causes accumulation of mast cells in the bone marrow and other tissues. It is part of a group of condition commonly referred to as systemic mastocytosis.

Systemic mastosytosis is a rare condition and it only affects over 13 out of 100,000 people. Mast cell leukemia is the least common form of systemic mastocytosis, constituting less than 1 percent of cases. MCL can lead to several symptoms such as low blood pressure, [1] rashes and itchy skin. [2] In most cases, it has a dull outlook because it lacks studies on a proper way to treat it.

In this article, I will be discussing few things you should know about mast cell leukemia.

What Is Mast Cell Leukemia?

Mast cell leukemia is a very rare disease that is part of a group of disease called systemic mastocytosis. Mastocytosis is a disease that is characterized by the abnormal development and accumulation of a kind of white blood cell called mast cells in the tissues.