Myelodysplastic Syndrome: An Overview

  • Jasmita Dass
  • Jyoti Kotwal


Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders characterized by presence of cytopenia(s), dysplasia in ≥1 hematopoietic cell lineage, ineffective hematopoiesis, and an increased risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) [1]. The diagnosis of MDS rests on the clinical features, presence of cytopenia in one or more myeloid lineages, morphological evidence of dysplasia, increased blasts in bone marrow and relevant cytogenetic abnormalities and molecular mutations. World Health organization (WHO) 2017 revised classification uses a combination of morphology, genetic features, and immunophenotype to assign a disease category to a case [2].


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  • Jasmita Dass
    • 1
  • Jyoti Kotwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HematologySir Ganga Ram HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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