Myelodysplastic syndromes: A practical approach to diagnosis and treatment

@article{Barzi2010MyelodysplasticSA,
  title={Myelodysplastic syndromes: A practical approach to diagnosis and treatment},
  author={A. Barzi and M. Sekeres},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={77},
  pages={37 - 44}
}
The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal bone marrow disorders that lead to underproduction of normal blood cells. The consequent cytopenias result in infections and bleeding complications. MDS transform to acute myeloid leukemia in one-third of patients. The number of diagnoses has exploded in the past decade as a result of increased recognition and understanding of the disease and the aging of the population. New therapies can extend life. MDS are now considered the most common form of… Expand

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