Myelodysplastic syndromes.

  title={Myelodysplastic syndromes.},
  author={Ray M. Lowenthal and Katherine A. Marsden},
  journal={International journal of hematology},
  volume={65 4},
The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of clonal disorders, common especially in the elderly, characterised by cytopenias and dysfunctional blood cells. They are a cause of significant morbidity and premature mortality. The cause is not known in most cases. Predisposing factors that have been identified include cytotoxic chemotherapy, benzene and other environmental mutagens, and bone marrow transplantation. Clinically patients present with effects of deficiency of erythrocytes… CONTINUE READING


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