What is aplastic anemia and mds

Posted on 07.06.2018 by Bulah
Many of the blood cells that do enter the bloodstream do not survive or function normally. However, the stem cells are defective and do not mature normally. We all have red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. We hope that you will find this to be a very valuable resource in your journey.
What are aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes MDS. Are there overlapping symptoms of these two disease that would initially be cause for confusion or misdiagnosis. Some forms of MDS are prone to develop into leukemia, an aggressive blood cancer. Progenitor cells and immature blood cells are deformed and fail to develop into healthy, mature red or white blood cells or platelets. These cells often die in the bone marrow. Bone marrow makes stem cells that develop into one of the three types of blood cellsred blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. Welcome to the MDS Patient Message Board.
For starters, MDS is Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes MDS are rare and serious disorders that affect the bone marrow and blood. Bone marrow is the soft, spongelike tissue inside the bones. In MDS, a shortage of bone marrow stem cells usually does not occur, as it does in aplastic anemia.