What are the diagnostic criteria for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with excess blasts-1 (MDS-EB-1)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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MDS with excess blasts-1 (MDS-EB-1) criteria are as follows:

  • Blood: cytopenia(s) ≤2-4% blasts, < 1 × 109/L monocytes

  • Bone marrow: unilineage or multilineage dysplasia, no Auer rods, 5-9% blasts


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