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Do myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases cause infection?

Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases are characterized by abnormalities in the blood and bone marrow. Normally, your white blood cells help you to fight infections caused by viruses or bacteria. When your bone marrow cannot produce enough healthy, normal white blood cells, you may be more prone to infection. A doctor can help by prescribing antibiotics.

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