Background: My husband was diagnosed with an MPN last August. He is Jak2+ and had a bone marrow biopsy indicating 25% scarring in his marrow. He's only 48. They said they will continue doing blood work and maybe a bone marrow biopsy every 5 years to determine what kind he really has, ET or MF.
During the bone marrow biopsy in August, they noticed some lymphocytes were abnormal, but didn't mention it other than the lab print out. In the past 4 months my husband has been very tired and unable to enjoy life as usual. He goes to bed early and still feels exhausted by mid day. Also, for about 4 weeks he was having nightly fevers (getting as high as 40.5C). Primary physician said it was probably a virus.
Current Oncology Visit: During his most recent appointment the oncologist mentioned that his recent blood work showed a much higher level of abnormal lymphocytes. They are repeating the bloodwork this week and again in 6 weeks and we are to go back in 12 weeks to learn more. He mentioned possibly doing a repeat bone marrow biopsy after the 12 week appointment if the levels are still abnormal.
Question: Are these things linked? What could the diagnosis be, ultimately?
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