MCAS in the news 

On this page, you'll find a collection of news articles about people living with MCAS and their experiences. 

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'Long Covid triggered our MCAS, but doctors didn't believe us'

"A growing number of people who have secondary illnesses thought to be triggered by long Covid - including an immune disorder called mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) - say this feeling is especially acute."

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Girl, nine, has to wear her furry panda onesie to school because she is 'allergic to her uniform'

A girl often has to wear a onesie to school because she is 'allergic to her uniform'. Lily Mason, from Keyworth, Nottingham, suffers from Mast Cell Activation Disorder, which sends her immune system into 'overdrive'.

Last October, the nine-year-old was left in 'immeasurable pain' when her school uniform caused her to break out in a burning rash that covered her body.

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Gillingham soldier Captain Scott Fisher completes 27 marathons in 27 days

An army officer has completed 27 marathons in 27 days to raise funds for research into a rare condition.

Captain Scott Fisher, from Gillingham, Kent, has run 707 miles around his hometown to help boost research into Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). MCAS left the soldier's wife Megan, 26, dependent on a feeding tube and in a wheelchair.

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UK's No 1 disabled gymnast, 22, is allergic to 'EVERYTHING'

A rare disorder has made a young gymnast allergic to everything – including her own tears, hair and even exercise.

Natasha Coates has mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), which causes severe allergic-like symptoms to changes in the weather, many foods and everyday products.

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My Journey to a Mast Cell Activation Diagnosis

This article is written by Karina, and covers her road to a Mast Cell Activation Syndrome diagnosis. 

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'I was allergic to everything for a decade and sold my belongings on eBay to survive'

Interview with Amy Francis-Smith, who could only eat four foods but now wants to use her experience to help others.

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"Along with millions of others, I live with MCAS. There is an urgent need for research and support"

As someone living with MCAS, I have firsthand experience of its profound impact on daily life and the urgent need for greater awareness, research and funding.

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