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Myelofibrosis: Introduction

Myelofibrosis: A rare condition where progressive scarring or fibrosis of the bone marrow impairs it's ability to make blood cells causing symptoms such as anemia and liver and spleen enlargement. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Myelofibrosis is available below.

Symptoms of Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis: Complications

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Causes of Myelofibrosis

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Disease Topics Related To Myelofibrosis

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Misdiagnosis and Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Myelofibrosis: Animations

Prognosis for Myelofibrosis

Prognosis for Myelofibrosis: slowly progressing disease resulting in death in 1-33 years

Research about Myelofibrosis

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Clinical Trials for Myelofibrosis

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Statistics for Myelofibrosis

Myelofibrosis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Myelofibrosis:

A partial or complete replacement of the bone marrow stroma by fibrous tissue. It can be a primary bone marrow lesion as part of the chronic myeloproliferative disorders (chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis), a manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia (acute panmyelosis with myelofibrosis), or a secondary phenomenon due to bone marrow involvement by a metastatic tumor (e.g., metastatic breast carcinoma). --2003 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Fibrosis of the bone marrow - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Myelofibrosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Myelofibrosis, or a subtype of Myelofibrosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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