What are the diagnostic criteria for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with ring sideroblasts (MDS-RS)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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MDS with ring sideroblasts (MDS-RS) criteria are as follows:

  • Blood: anemia, no blasts

  • Bone marrow: ≥ 15% of erythroid precursors with ring sideroblasts, or ≥ 5% blasts ring sideroblasts if SF3B1 mutation is present

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