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Myelodysplastic syndromes : Epidemiology, molecular and morphological characteristics and risk stratification.
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PMID:  23322304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) comprise a spectrum of clonal stem cell disorders which are currently defined according to the classification scheme of the revised 2008 WHO classification but which may be further refined in the future. The clinical presentation is often characterized by unexplained isolated or multiple peripheral blood cytopenias resulting in anemia, bleeding events or increased susceptibility to infections. The generally hypercellular, but rarely hypocellular and occasionally fibrotic bone marrow shows dysplastic features in ≥ 10 % of cells of at least one of the hematopoietic lineages. These features and enhanced apoptosis, stem cell senescence and immunologic dysregulation result in ineffective hematopoiesis. Diagnostics in MDS relies on complementary consideration of hematological, morphological and cytogenetic/molecular parameters. Methods include marrow and peripheral blood cytology, cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), trephine bone marrow biopsy examination, immunophenotyping and the evaluation of molecular markers by established and new techniques. Mutations affecting growth factor receptors, cell cycle and apoptosis regulators, intracellular signaling, transcription factors, epigenetic regulation and the splicosome are involved in MDS pathogenesis and progression.
A H Schmitt-Graeff; M J Müller; P Fisch
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Pathologe     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1963     ISO Abbreviation:  Pathologe     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8006541     Medline TA:  Pathologe     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institut für Pathologie, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Breisacherstr. 115a, 79106, Freiburg, Deutschland,
Vernacular Title:
Myelodysplastische Syndrome : Epidemiologie, molekulare und morphologische Merkmale, Risikostratifizierung.
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