Blood Disorders Glossary
Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), or primary thrombocythemia, is a disorder that causes the overproduction of platelets in the blood.
Idiopathic Myelofibrosis (MF), also called Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (AMM), is a disorder that causes the gradual replacement of the bone marrow with fibrous (scar) tissue.
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder caused by the production of defective antibodies.
Polycythemia Vera (PV) is a disorder that stimulates an overproduction of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a rare disorder that causes clotting in the small blood vessels of many organs (microangiopathy) and results in organ damage, low platelets and anemia.
Waldenstromís Macroglobulinemia is a rare disorder that causes the production of abnormal B-lymphocytes, white blood cells. It has some of the same features of both lymphomas and of multiple myeloma.