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Abstract

Copper deficiency is an etiology of anemia, neutropenia, and bone marrow dysplasia that may be under-recognized. We report 5 patients with clinical presentation consistent with MDS who were found to be deficient in copper and whose hematologic abnormalities resolved with copper supplementation. We recommend copper level assessment in patients suspected of having low-risk MDS, especially those with gastrointestinal disorders and neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1429-1430
Number of pages2
JournalHaematologica
Volume92
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Copper deficiency
  • Diagnosis
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Therapy

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