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A 32-year-old female asked about a 31-year-old male:

Is myelofibrosis. hereditary?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Almost never: Common myelofibrosis and its cousin myeloid metaplasia are almost always sporadic. There are a few genetic marrow-failure syndromes but these are fairly easy to recognize.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is myelofibrosis?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Myelofibrosis: A blood disorder which usually affects the bone marrow causing anemia and low counts, and cause spleen enlargement and other constitutional symptoms like weight loss, malaise, risk of infection and bleeding. It can lead to leukemia or a bone marrow failure syndrome. Bone marrow transplant in young patients can be considered. Jakafi (ruxolitinib) is a new drug approved to treat symptoms of myelofibrosis.
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Last updated Jun 27, 2018

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