Which clinical history should prompt the workup for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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The development of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) may be preceded by a few years by an unexplained macrocytic anemia with no evidence of megaloblastic anemia and a mild thrombocytopenia or neutropenia. Clinical symptoms that should prompt a workup for MDS are due to low peripheral blood counts, usually from the anemia but also from the thrombocytopenia or neutropenia.


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