Search
My Current Location Atlanta, GA 30308

Access Your Account

New to Healthgrades?

Join for free!

Or, sign in directly with Healthgrades:

Doctors and their Administrators:
Sign Up or Log In

8 Things to Know About Myelofibrosis

Myelofibrosis is uncommon, but potentially deadly if left untreated.

Normally, your bone marrow produces all kinds of blood cells. Myelofibrosis (MF) disrupts this process and causes the marrow to produce scar tissue instead of vital cells. When the number of circulating red and white blood cells falls, the body lacks oxygenation and is left vulnerable to infection. MF also can cause your spleen and liver to become enlarged. Luckily, myelofibrosis can be treated. Discover 8 other fascinating facts about this rare blood disorder.

Was this helpful? (12)

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

© 2016 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF). MPN Research Foundation. http://www.mpnresearchfoundation.org/Primary-Myelofibrosis
  2. Myelofibrosis. MedlinePlus. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000531.htm
  3. Myelofibrosis. Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/8618/myelofibrosis/resources/1
  4. Myelofibrosis. Merck Manuals. https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/blood-disorders/myeloproliferative-disorders/myelofibrosis
  5. Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS). MDS Foundation. http://www.mds-foundation.org/what-is-mds/
ADVERTISEMENT

You Might Also Like

How MF Affects Your Body

Myelofibrosis is a disease that can differ from person to person and can lead to many complications.

What Is Myelofibrosis?

Myelofibrosis is a rare type of leukemia that impacts how your body produces blood cells.

Share via Email

PREVIOUS ARTICLE:

Risks of Untreated Polycythemia Vera

NEXT ARTICLE:

7 Rare Diseases That Affect the Blood

Up Next

7 Rare Diseases That Affect the Blood