Expert Video - What is “refractory anemia” and “primary anemia”? Are these terms still in use?
MDS experts, Dr Rafael Bejar and Dr Casey O’Connell address what is meant by “refractory anemia” and “primary anemia” and explain that these terms are becoming more and more outdated. In the past, “refractory anemia” was used to refer to an anemia that didn’t respond to any known treatment at the time. Nowadays, with MDS being better understood, refractory anemia refers to anemia that a patient has that is otherwise unexplained but may be due to MDS.
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