Paraneoplastic autoimmune phenomena in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes: response to immunosuppressive therapy.

We analysed the clinical features, course and response to immunosuppressive therapy in 30 patients with autoimmune disorders associated with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). 18 patients with MDS developed acute systemic autoimmune disorders. Common manifestations were skin vasculitis (n = 15) and arthritis (n = 11). Seven patients had an acute clinical… CONTINUE READING