Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Date Published: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

In this podcast, Dr Anna Elinder Camburn a New Zealand trained Haematologist covers Myelodysplastic Syndrome, discussing risk factors and at what point to be referring to a haematologist.



  • 00:44 Definition of myelodysplasia
  • 01:57 How common is this
  • 02:29 Risk factors
  • 03:16 Pathophysiology
  • 04:15 How does a patient present
  • 06:08 Patient examination
  • 07:30 Investigations
  • 10:35 Red flags for referrals
  • 11:29 What to expect from a specialist visit
  • 13:40 Management
  • 17:00 Guide for prognosis
  • 18:14 Take home messages

Take-home messages

  • Consider in the elderly population.
  • Know the basic investigations.
  • Send referrals.
  • The term Myelodysplasia encompasses a great deal, and treatment is very variable.





Dr Anna Elinder Camburn
Pathology specialist

Dr Anna Elinder Camburn is a New Zealand trained Haematologist with specialist expertise in myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic disorders as well as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Anna is actively involved in haematology research and is the lead investigator for several clinical trials in New Zealand.



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