Author | Ronald L. Paquette, MD

Articles

Diagnosis and Management of Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome

September 03, 2002

The bone marrow failure states, aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, are characterized by reticulocytopenic anemia, with variable neutropenia and thrombocytopenia. The bone marrow biopsy is very hypocellular in aplastic anemia, but it is usually hypercellular in myelodysplastic syndrome.