When to suspect myelodysplastic syndrome – anaemia not a normal part of ageing

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When to suspect myelodysplastic syndrome – anaemia not a normal part of ageing

Raewyn Broady
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Anaemia is often multifactorial in older adults, making the mean corpuscular volume a less helpful test for its evaluation

Myelodysplastic syndrome is difficult to diagnose and now thought to make up a large proportion of unexplained anaemia cases. This article outlines what to be suspicious of in your older patients

This article has been endorsed by the RNZCGP and has been approved for up to 0.25 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme and conti