Expert Video - What is multilineage dysplasia?

Expert Dr. David Steensma explains that “multilineage dysplasia” is a condition where at least two types of blood cells in the bone marrow are abnormal. Each of the main blood cell types is called a “lineage.” Dysplasia means they are not forming correctly. For example, the red cells and white cells may both be forming abnormally. Or the red or white blood cells and platelets may be forming abnormally.

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