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Score of Hellstrom-Lindberg for Predicting Response to Erythropoietin Plus Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor in an Anemic Patient with Myelodysplasia

Purpose:

To determine if an anemic patient with myelo-dysplasia will respond to therapy with erythropoietin plus GCSF based on the score of Hellstrom-Lindberg.

Specialty:

Hematology, Hematology

Objective:

selection, administration, response to therapy

ICD-10:

D46, D50-D53, D55-D59, D60-D64, D63

Description:

Hellstrom-Lindberg developed a simple score that can identify if a patient with anemia and myelodysplasia is likely to respond to erythropoietin plus granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) therapy.

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