What is the role of bone marrow stimulation in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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Hematopoietic growth factors can stimulate bone marrow cell production and decrease excess bone marrow cell apoptosis. These erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) include the recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) agents epoetin alfa and darbepoetin alfa. [23]


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