The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 60, Issue 4, pp 573–581

Clinico-hematological profile and natural history of childhood myelodysplastic syndromes

Authors

  • Gurjeevan Garewal
    • Department of HematologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
  • R. K. Marwaha
    • Department of PediatricsPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
  • Ruma Ray
    • Department of HematologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
  • Neelam Marwaha
    • Department of HematologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF02751436

Cite this article as:
Garewal, G., Marwaha, R.K., Ray, R. et al. Indian J Pediatr (1993) 60: 573. doi:10.1007/BF02751436

Abstract

The clinical and hematological characteristics of ten children with myelodysplastic syndromes diagnosed and followed up over a 3 year period are presented. All of them had anemia and a low platelet count whilst the white blood cell count was variable. Presentation with bilateral proptosis and acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet’s syndrome) were unique features observed in one case each. None of these cases could afford specific therapy and thus serve to illustrate the natural history of the disease in pediatric practice.

Key words

Myelodysplastic syndrome Sweet’s syndrome

Copyright information

© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1993