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FAB Classification of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes

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Description:

The myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of disorders featuring abnormal maturation in the erythroid, myeloid and/or megakaryocytic series. These are separated based on FAB (French-American-British) criteria. Each subtype shows a different median survival and risk of transformation into acute myeloid leukemia.

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