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What illnesses increase myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease risk?

The risk factors for the myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases are not fully understood. However, a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type I can increase your risk for juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. Other manifestations of this condition include skin freckling and nerve tumors.

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