What is the prevalence of primary (idiopathic) myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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Approximately 80% of patients with MDS do not have an obvious exposure or cause for MDS. In these cases, the disorder is classified as primary or idiopathic MDS.


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