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Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)

The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of diseases in which the production of blood cells by the bone marrow is disrupted.

In leukaemia, only the white blood cells are produced in excessively large numbers, whereas in MDS the production of any, and sometimes of all, types of blood cells is affected.

  • Published: Jul 2015
  • Next planned review: Jul 2017