Expert Video - Which other conditions have symptoms similar to MDS-related anemia?

MDS experts, Dr Rafael Bejar and Dr Casey O’Connell, talk about other conditions that mimic the symptoms of MDS-related anemia. Patients with chronic lung disease and congestive heart failure can experience the same symptoms as those with MDS-related anemia, such as fatigue and shortness of breath with exertion. In these conditions, the anemia is unrelated to bone marrow dysfunction.

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