Which physical findings suggest myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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On physical examination, patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) may have evidence of thrombocytopenia, anemia, and/or neutropenia. Thrombocytopenia typically manifests as petechiae or ecchymoses; epistaxis and gum bleeding suggest severe thrombocytopenia. Hemoptysis, hematuria, and blood in stools may occur.


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