Myelofibrosis is a rare disease affecting blood cell production in the bone marrow. The bone marrow fills with fibrous and scar tissue that prevents the normal function of the stem cells. This causes anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia, low levels of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. These problems can cause symptoms such as tiredness, infections, bleeding, and bruising.
Children with MF can grow and develop normally, they should be able to carry out their normal activities, always following the advice of the MPN specialist doctor.