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how are pancytopenia and myelodysplastic syndrome differentiated

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bone Marrow Biopsy: Pancytopenia is a clinical condition that can be caused by a variety of diseases such as aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia, drug toxicity. Myelodysplas ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in Hematology
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The risk factors for getting Myelodysplastic syndrome include:: Aplastic anemia, Down syndrome.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Aplastic anemia is when the bone marrow stops producing blood cells. Hemolytic anemia is when red blood cells are being destroyed outside of the bone ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
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. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: They both can cause decreased red blood cells.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Totally different: The chemical mediators for these two conditions are totally different even though both can cause flushing. MCAS can be diagnosed by a blood test, carc ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: The only thing similar is that both have anemia ( decrease level of hemoglobin ). That is all. Sickle cell anemia and aplastic anemia are completely ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency anemia is ofter associated with increase platelet count.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
It varies: There may be none or the patient may feel tired from anemia, show signs of bruising from low platelets or infections from low white blood counts.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
CBC and bone marrow : Mds is diagnosed with a bone marrow biopsy. The biopsy is examined under the microscope and the chromosomes are analyzed for certain changes. A comp ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guido Tricot
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: This is mainly the case for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. These patients have a higher risk of prostate cancer and myeloma.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Campylobacteriosis: Is the bacterial infection that can, very rarely, lead to a neurologic disease, guillain-barre syndrome (gbs) that causes demyelination and neuronal i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Pathology: Examination of peripheral blood and bone marrow by microscopy, antibody studies and molecular studies are the usual ways for diagnosing hematologic ca ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
One can have both.: Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disorder that can affect any tissue or organ on the body and can cause low blood counts such as ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus) usually follows an acute episode of diarrheal illness caused by enterohemorrhagic e. Coli. Acute renal failure and in ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Different causes: Malignant paraproteinemia is a harmful presence of a single kind of antibody, made by a known malignancy such as lymphoma or myeloma. Benign paraprote ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Variable: Under baseline conditions the bilirubin is less than 3 mg/dl. However some drugs can raise it higher.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: Mv4-11 is just a code name for a leukemic cell line used in research. The 4-11 part comes from a characteristic genetic abnormality of this cell line, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Fragile x syndrome: Fragile x syndrome is x linked dominant condition.It does not follow usual pattern of inheritance for x linked male carriers pass their premutations ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
High eos and exclude: HES is when there is elevated eosinophil count (≥ 1500 eosinophils/mm³) in the blood for at least 6 months without any recognizable cause, with involv ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
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

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