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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Nawal Muazam M.D.[2]

Overview

There are no known direct causes for primary myelodysplastic syndrome. Common risk factors for secondary myelodysplastic syndrome can be found here.[1][2]

Causes

Primary Myelodysplastic syndrome

There are no known direct causes for primary myelodysplastic syndrome. Approximately 90% of MDS cases occur de novo with no identifiable cause.[1][2]

Secondary Myelodysplastic syndrome

Common risk factors for secondary myelodysplastic syndrome can be found here.[1][2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Risk factors of myelodysplastic syndrome. National Cancer Institute (2015). http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/leukemia/leukemia/myelodysplastic-syndromes/?region=on. Accessed on December 16, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Risk factors of myelodysplastic syndrome. National Cancer Institute (2015). http://www.cancer.gov/types/liver/hp/child-liver-treatment-pdq#link/_570_toc. Accessed on December 7, 2015

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