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Can myelofibrosis cause infections?

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Infections are more likely if you have too many white blood cells. They usually fight off ailments like colds or flu. But if you have more than you should because of myelofibrosis, they might not work the right way. You could pick up germs more easily and feel sicker than usual.

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Myelofibrosis,” “Myelofibrosis Facts.”

Myeloproliferative Research Foundation: “Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF).”

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Anemia?”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

MayoClinic.org: “Myelofibrosis: Complications.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Myelofibrosis,” “Myelofibrosis Facts.”

Myeloproliferative Research Foundation: “Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF).”

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Anemia?”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

MayoClinic.org: “Myelofibrosis: Complications.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

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