2 doctors weighed in:

Is idiopathic myelofibrosis a form of leukemia?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Leukemia

Myelofibrosis idiopathic can transform into leukemia but it is not leukemia per se.

In brief: Leukemia

Myelofibrosis idiopathic can transform into leukemia but it is not leukemia per se.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No

Primary idiopathic myelofibrosis is under umbreall of myeloproliferative neiplasm-where for some unknown reasons, there is uncontrolled increased production of reticulin fibres inside the bone marrow space.
While it is not a form of leukemia, however it can transform into acute leukemia.

In brief: No

Primary idiopathic myelofibrosis is under umbreall of myeloproliferative neiplasm-where for some unknown reasons, there is uncontrolled increased production of reticulin fibres inside the bone marrow space.
While it is not a form of leukemia, however it can transform into acute leukemia.
Thank