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How are pancytopenia and myelodysplastic syndrome differentiated

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
The tests for Myelodysplastic syndrome include:: Bone marrow biopsy, Complete blood count, Epoetin alfa, HIV test, HLA typing, Reticulocyte count, Vitamin B12 folate (folic acid) blood level, RBC f... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
MDS: Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is a bone marrow disorder which causes low blood counts (anemia, and low white cells and platelets) and a tendendency t... Read More
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
MDS: Is a condition with ineffective development or maturation of blood cells in the bone marrow. Bone marrow examination is typically recommended for diag... Read More
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: The myelodysplastic syndromes (mds) are a group of clonal hematopoietic stem cell diseases characterized by cytopenia(s), dysplasia in one or more of ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
The risk factors for getting Myelodysplastic syndrome include:: Aplastic anemia, Down syndrome.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Myelodysplasia: The typical bone marrow features seen in myelodysplastic syndrome can include a hypercellular marrow (the marrow is too full of cells although in some... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Chemotherapy : There are some chemotherapy drugs that can be used for myelodysplastic syndrome(mds). Growth factors and transfusions can be used in some cases. Als... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Not necessarily: I would need more information. Mgus is not a cancer, but a condition that has a small chance of becoming myeloma. It does not require treatment. Mds h... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
The symptoms of Myelodysplastic syndrome include:: Fatigue, Autoimmune conditions, Bacterial infections, Enlarged liver, Enlarged lymph nodes, Exercise intolerance, Large spleen, Pale skin, Petechiae... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Holland
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Myelodysplastic : Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is a category of blood disorder, whereby, the bone marrow is unable to produce normal blood cells (red cells, white blo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Affects production: Myelo=blood. Dysplasia=abnormal so what happens is the blood is not getting made normally because the blood cells have what is referred to as dyspoi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Stem cell problem: Myelodysplastic syndrome is a problem with the bone marrow forming or blood stem cells where the bone marrow does not function normally. There is a di... Read More
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