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Dr. Robert Hawley
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Myeloproliferative Disorders (Overview)

Myeloproliferative disorders are a group of conditions where there is overgrowth of blood cells in the bone marrow leading symptoms that can include fatigue, enlarged spleen, weight loss, bleeding, blood clots, difficulty breathing, and fever.


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What are the real symptoms of myeloproliferative disorders?

What are the real symptoms of myeloproliferative disorders?

Varaible: There are 3 main types- essential thrombocytosis (et), polycythemia vera (pv) and myelofibrosis (mf). In et, there is increased clotting and risk for strokes. In pv, there is generalized itchiness, ruddy face, and stroke risk. In mf, patients get low blood counts over time causing fatigue, large spleen, poor appetite, abdomen pain, transfusion need. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Hawley
185 doctors shared insights

Myeloproliferative Disorders (Overview)

Myeloproliferative disorders are a group of conditions where there is overgrowth of blood cells in the bone marrow leading symptoms that can include fatigue, enlarged spleen, weight loss, bleeding, blood clots, difficulty breathing, and fever.


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How do you know who is most likely to get myeloproliferative disorders?

How do you know who is most likely to get myeloproliferative disorders?

Not able to know: We do not know who is most likely to develop a myeloproliferative disorder. It is, however, a disease that increases in incidence with age. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for acute transformation of overlap myelodysplascity/myeloproliferative disorder in an elderly patient If so, what are they?

Are there  any treatments for acute transformation of overlap myelodysplascity/myeloproliferative disorder in an elderly patient  If so, what are they?

Try hypomethylating: CMML is common form of overlap syndrome, can be treated with hypomethylating agent (VADAZA) as MDS. Efficay? If acute transformation to acute leukemia (AML), then should treat leukemia. If pt is older and not a candidate for intense induction, hypomethylating is also an option. For other acute transformation, treat them accordingly. Sometime, just supportive care or clinical trial consideration. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of myeloproliferative disorders?

Varaible: There are 3 main types- essential thrombocytosis (et), polycythemia vera (pv) and myelofibrosis (mf). In et, there is increased clotting and risk for strokes. In pv, there is generalized itchiness, ruddy face, and stroke risk. In mf, patients get low blood counts over time causing fatigue, large spleen, poor appetite, abdomen pain, transfusion need. ...Read more

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How do you know who is most likely to get myeloproliferative disorders?

Not able to know: We do not know who is most likely to develop a myeloproliferative disorder. It is, however, a disease that increases in incidence with age. ...Read more

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Can myeloproliferative disorder be diagnosed by an mri?

Can myeloproliferative disorder be diagnosed by an mri?

Myeloid and: Lymphoid refer to blood and marrow elements. Mri cannot greatly help, but can show marrow signal abnormalities. A bone marrow follows evaluation of a smear to discern type and yes no to leukemia, imaging not in the line up unless symptom point to a bone, . ...Read more

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