Myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukemia? A study of 28 cases presenting with borderline features.

@article{Scoazec1985MyelodysplasticSO,
  title={Myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukemia? A study of 28 cases presenting with borderline features.},
  author={Jean Yves Scoazec and Mich{\`e}le Imbert and Michael Crofts and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Jouault and Surender K Juneja and Jean Paul Vernant and Ch. Sultan},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1985},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={
          2390-4
        }
}
Some patients present borderline features between acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and typical myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS): an excess of blasts insufficient to conclusively diagnose AML, yet above the figures usually compatible with MDS or the presence of Auer rods associated with a moderate excess of blasts. This presents considerable difficulties in diagnosis and management. The authors studied 28 such cases using the French-American-British Co-operative Group (FAB) classification, which… CONTINUE READING
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