Friday, February 8, 2008

Mastocytosis in the News

I really feel for this kid and his family, but I feel as though the only research the author of this article did was through the eyes of hysterical and scared parents as opposed to say, medical research. It's really heartbreaking to read what crap the kid eats (most likely due to being a picky 5 year old vs being a masto patient, esp considering he still has painful GI issues even though he's on medication) and the sacrifices the siblings have had to make.

Don't get me wrong, every case of masto is different, but this just seems to be a gross mis characterization of the illness, mostly due to what appears to be an utter lack of research on the authors part.

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