Also known as Myelodysplasia
The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS, formerly known as preleukemia) are a diverse collection of hematological (blood-related) medical conditions that involve ineffective production (or dysplasia) of the myeloid class of blood cells.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with myelodysplastic syndrome, 50% report having fatigue, 11% report having chills, and 6% report having difficulty speaking.
Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, hemoglobin a1c measurement, biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, prostate specific antigen measurement and ophthalmic examination and evaluation .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome include darbepoetin alfa (aranesp), epoetin alfa (procrit), vitamin b 12, decitabine, tiotropium (spiriva), deferasirox (exjade), lactulose, sennosides, usp (perdiem), filgrastim (neupogen), granisetron, hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil), melphalan and dexamethasone .
|Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp)||$1004|
|Epoetin Alfa (Procrit)||$804|
|Vitamin B 12||$6|
|Sennosides, Usp (Perdiem)||$9|
Groups of people at highest risk for myelodysplastic syndrome include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 15-29 years and age < 1 years almost never get myelodysplastic syndrome.