Table 4 Characteristics of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (n=57)

From: Outcomes for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and acute leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome

Characteristic Number % or Range
IPSS
 High risk 7 12
 Intermediate-2 15 26
 Intermediate-1 25 44
 Low risk 6 11
 Missing 4 7
Laboratory, median
 % BM blasts 3 0–19
 Blood blasts present 11 19
 HGB (g/dl) 9.8 5–14
 PLT (k/μl) 53 8–476
 CLL present at MDS diagnosis 28 49
 MDS subsequently transformed to AL, n % 10 18
  1. Abbreviations: AL, acute leukemia; BM, bone marrow; HGB, hemoglobin; IPSS, International Prognostic Score System; MDS, myelodysplastic syndrome; n, number; PLT, platelet.