refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia


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refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia

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RCMD

In the World Health Organization classification of myelodysplastic syndromes, a disorder in which two or more blood cell lines form aberrantly. For example, the peripheral blood shows evidence of anemia and leukopenia, or of anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia; and the bone marrow shows abnormal precursors in two or more mature blood cell precursors.
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Of the nine cases of myelodysplastic syndrome, four were refractory anemia (RA), one was refractory anemia with ring sideroblast (RARS), two were refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and two had refractory Anemia with excess blast (RAEB).
Bone marrow findings were consistent with refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia (MDS-MLD) [1].

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