Blood Diseases

What causes myeloproliferative disorders?

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  • General: Myeloproliferative disorders occur when the body produces too many of one or more types of blood cells. However, the reason for this remains unknown. Researchers believe that genetics and/or the environment may play a role in the development of these disorders.

    Genetics: Some people with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) have been shown to have a shortened chromosome, called the Philadelphia chromosome. Chromosomes contain a person's genetic makeup, called DNA. This abnormality suggests that genetics may play a role in some types of myeloproliferative disorders.

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