What are the signs and symptoms of low platelet count in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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Petechiae, ecchymoses, and nose and gum bleeding are common manifestations of a low platelet count. If underlying dysplastic changes were missed initially, thrombocytopenia as the presenting symptom may be mistaken for immune thrombocytopenia.


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