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A type of MDS: Refractory anemia with excess blasts is a type of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The bone marrow will have between 5-19% blasts per high powered microscope field. This illness is a "preleukemia" or an evolving leukemia. Progression to leukemia can happen in 12 months, and many patients will require transfusions for low blood counts. Treatments can prevent progression to leukemia. ...Read more
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
When the bone marrow biopsy shows that there is production of low number of RBC but normal and no blasts, is this MDS? What is unexplained anemia?
MDS Erythroid Progen: An MDS diagnosis requires ? 10% of bone marrow cells showing abnormal (dysplastic) maturation. (Attached image shows erythroid dyspl). The number of cells (red, white, megakaryocytes) can be high or low. Some clarification of RBC is needed. Low number of erythroid progenitors, as the only finding, can be due to many other issues: sampling artifact, parvovirus infection, pure red cell aplasia, etc. ...Read more
High platelet 499/450..Diagnosed wth microcytic anemia. Presence of few atypical lymphocytes in smear. No blast noted. Could ths be natural reaction?
My dad has low risk MDS. Only anemia, but transfusion dependent of theee units every 6 wks. Platelets and WBC are ok. Blasts in B.marrow1%. Prognosis?
Unpredictable: Don't try to second-guess. It's all percentage odds. He would do well to plan a normal life expectancy, but be prepared (as any person should be) for the onset of serious illness. ...Read more
Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: If anemia develops slowly, your body adjusts to the slow reduction in oxygen carrying capacity, and this compensation prevent the development of symptoms. In this context, anemia can become quite profound before any symptoms manifest. If anemia develops quickly, however, symptoms are quick to appear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Symptoms of anemia include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, rapid heart rate, fatigue, pale skin, etc. In addition, some may have none of these symptoms. Anemia is a symptom; something else is causing the anemia and the cause needs to be found by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Megaloblastic anemia: Megaloblastic anemia (or megaloblastic anaemia) is an anemia (of macrocytic classification) that results from inhibition of DNA synthesis during red blood cell production.The defect in red cell DNA synthesis is most often due to hypovitaminosis, specifically a deficiency of vitamin B12 and/or folic acid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Signs and symptoms of anemia include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, rapid heart rate, fatigue, pale skin, etc. In addition, some may have none of these symptoms. Anemia is a symptom; something else is causing the anemia and the cause needs to be found by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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