burned-out phaseA desirable end-stage of polycythemia vera, where hyperproduction of erythrocytes settles down and much of the bone marrow is replaced by reactive fibroblasts, which produce the collagen typical of myelofibrosis.
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A late development in PV leading to failure of the bone marrow and severe anemia.
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