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Article

Department

Medical College Pakistan

Abstract

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a clonal stem-cell disorder characterized by dyshematopoiesis. We report a patient who presented with cytopenias and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia. Chromosome microarray analysis (CMA), using single nucleotide polymorphism arrays, on peripheral blood revealed genomic imbalances indicative of MDS, which was confirmed by bone marrow examination. This report highlights the importance of suspecting MDS in patients with cytopenias and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia. CMA of peripheral blood may assist in the preliminary diagnosis of MDS, representing a comparatively less invasive diagnostic procedure and may aid bone marrow evaluation when an aspirate sample is insufficient for conventional cytogenetic analysis.

Publication

Leukemia Research Reports

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