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Myelofibrosis (MF)

Myelofibrosis (MF) is one of the myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) where there are too many fibroblasts in the bone marrow.

Myelofibrosis (MF) is a disorder of the bone marrow. MF is considered a rare disease as it affects fewer than 1-2 people in every 100,000 per year.

There are two types of Myelofibrosis:

  1. Primary myelofibrosis – the disorder has occurred on its own.
  2. Secondary myelofibrosis – you have been previously diagnosed with another bone marrow disorder such as essential thrombocythaemia (ET) or polycythaemia vera (PV).

ET, PV and MF are all closely related diseases that come under the category of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs).

  • Published: Oct 2016
  • Next planned review: Oct 2018