Which peripheral blood count 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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Significant changes are found in the blood counts and morphology of patients with MDS. The peripheral blood count may show a single cytopenia (anemia, thrombocytopenia, or neutropenia) in the early phase or bicytopenia (2 deficient cell lines) or pancytopenia (3 deficient cell lines) in later stages.

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