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Case Reports in Hematology
Volume 2017, Article ID 3625946, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3625946
Case Report

Acquired Elliptocytosis as a Manifestation of Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Ring Sideroblasts and Multilineage Dysplasia

1Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 98517, USA
2Department of Pathology, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 98517, USA
3Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 98517, USA
4VA Northern California Health Care System, Mather, CA 95655, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Brian A. Jonas; ude.sivadcu@sanojab

Received 18 July 2017; Accepted 11 September 2017; Published 11 October 2017

Academic Editor: Sudhir Tauro

Copyright © 2017 Jacob D. Kjelland et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acquired elliptocytosis is a known but rarely described abnormality in the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Here we report the case of an elderly male who was admitted to the hospital with chest pain, dyspnea, and fatigue and was found to be anemic with an elliptocytosis that had only recently been noted on peripheral smears of his blood. After bone marrow biopsy he was diagnosed with MDS with ring sideroblasts and multilineage dysplasia and acquired elliptocytosis. Here we report a rare case of acquired elliptocytosis cooccurring with MDS with ring sideroblasts and multilineage dysplasia.