myeloid metaplasia

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myeloid metaplasia

[′mī·ə‚lȯid ‚med·ə′plā·zhə]
(medicine)
The occurrence of hemopoietic tissue in abnormal places in the body.
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In categorizing these disorders the MPNs, there are the four common disorders, recognized as chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), with its characteristic 9;22 translocation and BCR/ABL fusion protein,11 and three non-CML MPDs: polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis (CIMF).
Although the authors' cytogenetic findings looks original, it should be considered that chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis (CIF) is a colonal disorder like chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), polycythemia vera, etc.
Chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by splenomegaly, myeloid metaplasia and reactive bone marrow fibrosis.
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