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Refractory anaemia with excess blasts

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refractory anaemia with excess blasts

(Science: haematology) A form of myelodysplasia characterised by the build up of immature white blood cells (blasts) in the bone marrow.

If the immature cells are particularly numerous it may indicate a chance of transformation to acute leukaemia and the condition is called refractory anaemia with excess blasts in transformation (RAEBt).

Acronym: RAEB