Argonz del castillo syndrome

A myelodysplastic syndrome characterized by a deletion between bands q31 and 33 on chromosome 5. The number of blasts in the bone marrow and blood is <5%. The bone marrow is usually hypercellular or normocellular with increased number of often hypolobated megakaryocytes. The peripheral blood shows macrocytic anemia. This syndrome occurs predominantly but not exclusively in middle age to older women. The prognosis is good and transformation to acute leukemia is rare. (WHO, 2001)

Disease Alternative Name

5q- syndrome
myelodysplastic syndrome with 5q deletion (5q-) syndrome
myelodysplastic syndrome associated with isolated del (5q) chromosome abnormality
myelodysplastic syndrome with isolated del(5q)
myelodysplastic syndrome with isolated del (5q)
myelodysplastic syndrome with 5q deletion
5q minus syndrome
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