How is chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) classified 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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WHO classifies CMML into the following:

  • Juvenile and proliferative CMML under MDS/myeloproliferative neoplasma (MPN have more than 13,000/μL monocytes plus splenomegaly.

  • CMML under MDS is limited to monocytosis of less than 13,000/μL with trilineage dysplasia.


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