What Is Chronic Myeloproliferative Disease?

Q:
What is chronic myeloproliferative disease?
A:
Chronic myeloproliferative diseases are a group of slow-growing blood cancers. It indicates that the bone marrow makes too many abnormal red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets, which accumulate in the blood. The classification of myeloproliferative disorders depends on the types of cells that are being excessively made.
There are 6 types of chronic myeloproliferative disorders:
  • chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML);
  • polycythemia vera;
  • primary myelofibrosis, also called chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis;
  • chronic neutrophilic leukemia;
  • essential thrombocythemia;
  • chronic eosinophilic leukemia.
Chronic myeloproliferative disorders sometimes lead to acute leukemia which means too many abnormal white blood cells are made.
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