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What are the marrow features in myelodysplastic syndrome?

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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 cases the bone marrow can be more empty (hypocellular). There is typically disorder growth of cells so that they do not mature normally (dypsoiesis). Also, many times the chromosomes (cytogenetics) of the bone marrow cells will be abnormal.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What happens to the marrow in myelodysplastic syndrome?

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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 dyspoiesis. So people can present with low red count, low white count and low platelet count. Treatment either involves transfusions, growth factors or chemotherapy. Sometimes bone marrow transplant is utilized.

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