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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

Myelodysplastic syndromes: Classification


Institute of Pathology, European Reference Center for Mastocytosis (ECNM), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt (LMU), Thalkirchnerstr, Munich, Germany

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Hans Peter Horny
Institute of Pathology, LMU, European Reference Center for Mastocytosis, Thalkirchnerstr 36, D 80337 Munich
Germany
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1658-5127.131817

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The updated WHO classification system for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) includes some new entities, in particular "refractory cytopenias with unilineage dysplasia (RCUD)". The following review article presents a short overview regarding all subvariants of MDS but with special emphasis on the rare subtypes of MDS that can be exclusively recognized histomorphologically: (1) Hypoplastic MDS (MDS-hypo), (2) Fibrotic MDS (MDS-F) and MDS with associated systemic mastocytosis (SM-AHNMD).


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