What is the basis for treatment selection for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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Treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is based on the stage and mechanism of the disease that predominates the particular phase of the disease process. In the early phases, when increased bone marrow apoptosis results in ineffective hematopoiesis, retinoids and hematopoietic growth factors are indicated.


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