Myeloproliferative disorder, chronic, with eosinophilia causes an excessive production of eosinophil cells. The eosinophil cells are responsible for helping to fight against parasites and assist during allergic reactions. With this condition, it is possible to have increased levels of other types of white blood cells. The most common side effect of MPD is having an enlarged spleen (which is the organ of the body that stores white blood cells). Other symptoms include getting tired quickly, weight loss, bruising or bleeding easily, and discomfort in the stomach region.
In order to diagnose MPD doctors have to preform different lab tests on the blood, and in some cases, it is also necessary to take a sample of bone marrow. There is no specific treatment available for MPD, but rather doctors determine the best course of action for each specific patient depending on how far the MPD has progressed and what the symptoms are. There is a wide range of options, with some being much more intensive than others. There is currently no way to prevent the onset of MPD. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, talk to your doctor about the best treatment options for you.
Description Last Updated: Jan 15, 2018