Leukemic synovitis as the cause of arthritis in myelodysplastic syndrome

J. A. Pando, R. M. McLean, S. D. Flynn, T. J. Duffy

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Up to 10% of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) may have arthralgias as a feature of their disease. All patients with MDS have the potential to progress into acute leukemia. We describe the case of a 59-year-old male with MDS who presented with synovitis due to leukemic infiltration of the synovium as the first symptom heralding the conversion of MDS into acute leukemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Rheumatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1995


  • Acute leukemia
  • Arthritis
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Synovitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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