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Myelodysplastic syndromes in jordan: a study form a large center

Authors:Wreikat R. Abdel , Abdel R AL- Haliq , RameKhasawneh, Asim Al-Momani, Tariq N. Aladily
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(2): 1525-1528  |  PDF File


Purpose: Study general data about myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and understanding the disease pattern in Jordan. Patients And Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 134 patients, with MDS at King Hussein Medical Center, Amman, Jordan, From May 2000 to May 2005 period. Recent World Health Organization (WHO) classification was applied. Results: Epidemiologic data showed male predominance as 84 of patients were males (63%) and 50 were females (37%), with a ratio of 1.7:1. The age of presentation ranged from 11 months to 90 years, with a mean of 63. 85% of the patients were older than 40 years. Refractory Cytopenia (RC) was the most common subtype (40%), followed by Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts (RAEB) 38%. Conclusion: The incidence of MDS in Jordan might be higher than expected, and occur at relatively younger age groups.