A variety of features found in patients with myelodysplasia can be used to separate those who will have a fairly good prognosis from those who will have a poor one.
neutrophil and platelet counts
normal to moderately reduced
severe neutropenia and/or thrombocytopenia
blasts in bone marrow
20-29% (>= 30% indicates acute leukemia)
blasts in blood
Auer rods in blasts
normal, or mixed with no complex abnormalities
mostly abnormal or complex abnormalities
in vitro bone marrow culture
nonleukemic growth pattern
leukemic growth pattern
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Specialty: Hematology Oncology, Clinical Laboratory