There were many confusing and frustrating steps along the path to my systemic mastocytosis diagnosis.
Grace Dunderdale, SM Contributor
Grace Dunderdale, 25, was recently diagnosed with systemic mastocytosis (SM), a rare genetic immune disease. SM causes an excess of cells to build up in the body, resulting in a wide range of symptoms, some as severe as anaphylaxis. Grace remains optimistic about someday fulfilling her dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. She hopes sharing her experience will assist clinicians searching for more efficient ways to diagnose and begin treatment.