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Can myelofibrosis cause gout?

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Your body makes uric acid when it breaks down foods like steak, organ meats, and seafood. When you have myelofibrosis, your body makes more uric acid than normal. When it builds up, it forms needle-like crystals in your joints. They cause sharp pain, swollen joints, and inflammation.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Gout: Causes," "Myelofibrosis: Complications."

National Marrow Donor Program: "How a bone marrow transplant works.”

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Disease Complications."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Primary Myelofibrosis."

American Cancer Society: "What is acute myeloid leukemia?"

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Gout: Causes," "Myelofibrosis: Complications."

National Marrow Donor Program: "How a bone marrow transplant works.”

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Disease Complications."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Primary Myelofibrosis."

American Cancer Society: "What is acute myeloid leukemia?"

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

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