Idiopathic myelofibrosis mimicking hemolytic anemia

Authors

  • R Baral Department of Pathology, KIST Medical College, Lalitpur,
  • G Aryal Department of Pathology, KIST Medical College, Lalitpur,
  • KC Shiva Raj Department of Pathology, KIST Medical College, Lalitpur,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v2i4.6888

Keywords:

Idiopathic Myelofibrosis, Hemolytic anemia

Abstract

Idiopathic Myelofibrosis is an infrequent chronic myeloproliferative disorder characterized by varying degrees of bone marrow fibrosis and extra medullary hematopoiesis, with the fibrosis being a reactive phenomenon to a neoplastic proliferation of a pluripotent hematopoietic stem cell. Idiopathic Myelofibrosis is heterogeneous in presentation and clinical course, with anemia being one of the most important problems. We present a case of a 59 year old male who presented with severe anemia, the peripheral blood picture mimicking hemolysis with numerous schistocytes and teardrop cells.

Journal of Pathology of Nepal (2012) Vol. 2, 323-327

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v2i4.6888

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Published

2012-09-25

How to Cite

Baral, R., Aryal, G., & Raj, K. S. (2012). Idiopathic myelofibrosis mimicking hemolytic anemia. Journal of Pathology of Nepal, 2(4), 324–327. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v2i4.6888

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Case Reports