Why purple?

Why purple?

When mast cells, usually from bone marrow, skin, and GI biopsies, are exposed to a special dye in pathology labs the granules of the mast cell or their cartilage matrix shows up in a distinctive purple colour. Once mast cells are highlighted in purple, pathologists...
New ‘Explaining Mast Cell Disease’ series

New ‘Explaining Mast Cell Disease’ series

TAMS is developing a new information series to be shared on the TAMS website and via our Facebook page and patient group. It will detail the various diagnoses of Mast Cell Disease. We start with paediatric cutaneous mastocytosis. Paediatric cutaneous mastocytosis is...