ICD-10-CM Codes for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Mastocytosis- December 2017

Dec 01, 2017

ICD-10-CM codes for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) were implemented in October 2016 and revised codes for Mastocytosis were implemented in October 2017! (Please visit for more details.) Article by: Valerie M. Slee, RN, BSN, TMS Chair Susan Jennings, PhD, TMS Research Chair ICD-10-CM Code Proposals for Mast Cell Disorders-Background Back as far as […]

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Dysautonomia and Mastocytosis Webinar Dec 5th

Nov 20, 2017

Join Dysautonomia International and The Mastocytosis Society on December 5, 8-9pm EST for a free online webinar reviewing the relationship between autonomic dysfunction and misbehaving mast cells. Guest speakers, Dr. Andrew White, an immunologist at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California and Dr. Jonathan Bernstein, an immunologist at University of Cincinnati, will review the […]

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Summer 2017 Chronicles, Letter and Updates from the Chair

Jul 01, 2017

Summer Greetings! Here within TMS, there is so much going on that I hardly know where to start. The new website has been launched and running now for over four months, and we are delighted with the results thanks to the design team of Russell Hirshon and Shannon Flynn at Ministers of Design. We have […]

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Anaphylaxis threatens patients with systemic mastocytosis: A new study separates patients at high risk of anaphylaxis from those at low risk, a help in care

Jun 30, 2017

Anaphylaxis is a sudden, severe hypersensitivity reaction resulting from excessive release of mast cell mediators. Symptoms and signs often involve the skin. A fatal reaction may occur when the airways become obstructed or the cardiovascular system fails. Mastocytosis is characterized by an accumulation of clonal mast cells in the skin and/or internal organs. Cutaneous mastocytosis […]

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The Poet’s Corner

Jun 29, 2017

Welcome to The Poet’s Corner We would like to give members of our mast cell disorder community an opportunity to share their poems on this site. If you would like to submit a poem, please email it to Ode to a Mast Cell Flare by Kathy Bell, 2016 My skin, it itches, my eyebrows, […]

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Mast Cell Disorder Challenges Meetings and US Network Update

Jun 02, 2017

Over the last few years, The Mastocytosis Society, Inc. (TMS) has been hosting small ancillary meetings during the annual gatherings of several physician specialty associations.  We now refer to these discussion groups as Mast Cell Disorder Challenges meetings because the general purpose has been to bring together specialist physicians, drug company representatives and members of […]

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TMS Research Committee Activities

Jun 01, 2017

Below is a description of updates and progress made by The Mastocytosis Society (TMS) Research Committee. Major activities and initiatives are noted, but for a full list of activities in which the committee is involved, please see our Join the Research Committee section of this website. 2017 American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Annual […]

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Rydapt© Approved for Advanced Systemic Mastocytosis Variants!

Apr 28, 2017

The Mastocytosis Society, Inc. is very excited to announce to our mast cell disorder community that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Novartis’ drug, Rydapt©, (midostaurin, previously referred to as PKC412) for the treatment of advanced forms of systemic mastocytosis [aggressive systemic mastocytosis (ASM), SM with an associated hematologic neoplasm (SM-AHN), formerly called […]

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Mylan Provides Update on EpiPen® Recall

Apr 04, 2017

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation […]

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AWaRDS Study: Adults with Rare Disorders Support

Apr 03, 2017

In partnership with the National Organization for Rare Disorders, this will be the first large-scale study about the information and psychosocial support needs of people living with rare disorders. The purpose of this research study is to assess these needs, from the perspectives of people with a variety of rare disorders, to find similarities and differences across disorders. To ensure that results reflect the diversity of […]

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