This animation explains the tests that doctors use to diagnose myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), including blood cell counts, blood cell examination, and bone marrow tests. It also describes the symptoms associated with low blood cell counts, MDS overlap syndromes, classification of MDS subtypes, and scoring systems used to estimate the severity of MDS.
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This educational activity has been developed by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc. and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acceleron Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, and Takeda Oncology.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.