Autoimmune diseases and myelodysplastic syndromes.

  title={Autoimmune diseases and myelodysplastic syndromes.},
  author={Rami S Komrokji and Austin G. Kulasekararaj and Najla H. Al Ali and Shahram Kordasti and Emily E Bart-Smith and Benjamin M Craig and Eric Padron and Ling Zhang and Jeffrey E Lancet and Javier Pinilla-Ibarz and Alan F. List and Ghulam J. Mufti and Pearlie K Epling-Burnette},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  volume={91 5},
Immune dysregulation and altered T-cell hemostasis play important roles in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Recent studies suggest an increased risk of MDS among patients with autoimmune diseases. Here, we investigated the prevalence of autoimmune diseases among MDS patients, comparing characteristics and outcomes in those with and without autoimmune diseases. From our study group of 1408 MDS patients, 391 (28%) had autoimmune disease, with hypothyroidism being the most… CONTINUE READING
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