myelodysplastic syndrome

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myelodysplastic syndrome

n.
Any of a group of disorders characterized by the abnormal proliferation of bone marrow cells that are precursors to blood cells. It is often associated with abnormalities of blood cells such as anemia and leukopenia.
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The diagnosis was MDS - myelodysplastic syndrome - sometimes called preleukemia.
Incidence of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, preleukemia, and acute myeloproliferative syndrome up to 10 years after treatment of Hodgkin's disease.
Specifically, peripheral blood during preleukemia phase, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy may not be sufficient for diagnosis.
Dysplasia, erythroplasia, leukoplasia, lymphomatoid granulomatosis and papulosis, preleukemia and xeroderma pigmetosum are all conditions which, if left untreated, may lead to cancer.