Is primary myelofibrosis a type of chronic MPD?

There are six types of chronic myeloproliferative disorders. One of these types, primary myelofibrosis, is where blood stem cells do not develop into normal, mature blood cells, and fibers in the blood marrow become thick. This creates decreasing numbers of blood cells, and at some point organs such as the spleen compensate by producing blood cells. This condition is usually diagnosed with a physical exam and complete blood count, or CBC.

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Blood Diseases

Blood Diseases

There are many types of blood diseases. Some, such as hemophilia, a condition in which blood does not clot normally, are inherited. Others, such as iron-deficiency anemia, may result from heavy menstrual periods, ulcers, colon pol...

yps and even an iron-poor diet, making you dizzy, cold, weak and irritable. Still others, such as sepsis, which is an overstimulation of the immune system, are caused by infection. Learn more about various types of blood disease and treatment with expert advice from Sharecare.

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