Myelofibrosis

Common Name(s)

Myelofibrosis

Myelofibrosis is a disorder of the bone marrow, in which the marrow is replaced by fibrous (scar) tissue.  Scarring of the bone marrow causes anemia, which can lead to fatigue and weakness, as well as pooling of the blood in abnormal sites like the liver and spleen, causing these organs to swell. Although myelofibrosis can occur at any age, it typically develops after the age of 50.  In most cases, myelofibrosis gets progressively worse. Treatment is aimed at relieving signs and symptoms and may include medications, blood transfusions, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.    
 

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MPDSUPPORT.ORG

Since 1994, our MPD-SUPPORT web site and free support email list offers interesting information on chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, myelodysplasia, and myelofibrosis. Anyone - patient, family member, or health professional, is welcome to join our growing list of subscribers. Our archives are available for you to research information.

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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MPN Research Foundation

The primary mission of the MPN Research Foundation is to stimulate original research in pursuit of new treatments -- and eventually a cure -- for polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis, known collectively as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).In addition, the MPN Research Foundation promotes collaboration in the scientific community to accelerate research, and serves as a powerful advocacy group for patients and their families

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Myelofibrosis" for support, advocacy or research.

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MPDSUPPORT.ORG

Since 1994, our MPD-SUPPORT web site and free support email list offers interesting information on chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, myelodysplasia, and myelofibrosis. Anyone - patient, family member, or health professional, is welcome to join our growing list of subscribers. Our archives are available for you to research information.

http://www.mpdsupport.org

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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MPN Research Foundation

The primary mission of the MPN Research Foundation is to stimulate original research in pursuit of new treatments -- and eventually a cure -- for polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis, known collectively as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).In addition, the MPN Research Foundation promotes collaboration in the scientific community to accelerate research, and serves as a powerful advocacy group for patients and their families

http://www.mpnresearchfoundation.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

http://www.nbmtlink.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Myelofibrosis" returned 660 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neutropenia caused by hairy cell leukemia in a patient with myelofibrosis secondary to polycythemia vera: a case report.
 

Author(s): Andreas Hanssønn Habberstad, Hoa Thi Tuyet Tran, Ulla Randen, Signe Spetalen, Ingunn Dybedal, Geir E Tjønnfjord, Anders Erik Astrup Dahm

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Polycythemia vera is a myeloproliferative disease that sometimes evolves to myelofibrosis, causing splenomegaly and neutropenia. In this case report, we describe a patient with polycythemia vera and unexplained neutropenia who later turned out to also have hairy cell leukemia.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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High Frequency of Copy-Neutral Loss of Heterozygosity in Patients with Myelofibrosis.
 

Author(s): Milton Rego de Paula Junior, Alexandre Nonino, Juliana Minuncio Nascimento, Raphael S Bonadio, Aline Pic-Taylor, Silviene F de Oliveira, Rinaldo Wellerson Pereira, Cintia do Couto Mascarenhas, Juliana Forte Mazzeu

Journal: Cytogenet. Genome Res.. 2018 ;154(2):62-70.

 

Myelofibrosis is the rarest and most severe type of Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms. Although mutually exclusive driver mutations in JAK2, MPL, or CALR that activate JAK-STAT pathway have been related to the pathogenesis of the disease, chromosome abnormalities ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Momelotinib therapy for myelofibrosis: a 7-year follow-up.
 

Author(s): Ayalew Tefferi, Daniela Barraco, Terra L Lasho, Sahrish Shah, Kebede H Begna, Aref Al-Kali, William J Hogan, Mark R Litzow, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Naseema Gangat, Animesh Pardanani

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One-hundred Mayo Clinic patients with high/intermediate-risk myelofibrosis (MF) received momelotinib (MMB; JAK1/2 inhibitor) between 2009 and 2010, as part of a phase 1/2 trial (NCT00935987); 73% harbored JAK2 mutations, 16% CALR, 7% MPL, 44% ASXL1, and 18% SRSF2. As of July 2017, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Myelofibrosis" returned 72 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Understanding Splenomegaly in Myelofibrosis: Association with Molecular Pathogenesis.
 

Author(s): Moo-Kon Song, Byeong-Bae Park, Ji-Eun Uhm

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Myelofibrosis (MF) is a clinical manifestation of chronic BCR-ABL1-negative chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms. Splenomegaly is one of the major clinical manifestations of MF and is directly linked to splenic extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH). EMH is associated with abnormal trafficking ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fatal Disseminated Tuberculosis during Treatment with Ruxolitinib Plus Prednisolone in a Patient with Primary Myelofibrosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Yasuhiro Tsukamoto, Junichi Kiyasu, Mariko Tsuda, Motohiko Ikeda, Motoaki Shiratsuchi, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Yuji Yufu

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2018 May;57(9):1297-1300.

 

A 73-year-old man with primary myelofibrosis (PMF) was being treated with hydroxyurea, which was changed to ruxolitinib treatment because of worsening constitutional symptoms. Although ruxolitinib rapidly induced relief, he developed a high-grade fever. A comprehensive fever work-up ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Primary myelofibrosis and pregnancy outcomes after low molecular-weight heparin administration: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Roxana Elena Bohîlţea, Monica Mihaela Cîrstoiu, Crîngu Antoniu Ionescu, Emilia Niculescu-Mizil, Ana Maria Vlădăreanu, Irina Voican, Mihai Dimitriu, Natalia Turcan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8735.

 

Primary myelofibrosis is encountered with the myeloproliferative diseases and is the least prevalent among women of childbearing age. The prognosis is guided by pancytopenia, leukemic transformation and thrombosis which are the dominant complications.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 13 Sep 2018

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Myelofibrosis Treated With Pacritinib Before aSCT. (HOVON134MF)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myelofibrosis

 

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2018

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