Unusual Presentation Of Pediatric Myelodysplastic Syndrome: A Case Report 76-78
Dr. Rashmi Tondon MD, PDCC Department of Transfusion Medicine, SGPGIMS, Lucknow
SGPGIMS, Lucknow Tel.: 91 522 2668700,
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a clonal hematological disorder characterized by dysplastic hematopoiesis and progression to leukemia. MDS is a rare childhood disorder presenting with nonspecific symptoms and has extremely variable prognosis. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all cytopenic disorders in children. The preleukemic phase is usually short and the disease rapidly evolves into overt leukemia. Marrow cellularity is normal or increased in MDS with hypocellular marrow being a rare feature. We report a case of MDS in a child with the rare finding of hypocellular bone marrow for that age.