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#HematologyTweetstory 23: a thread on how the confusing "myelo-" nomenclature arose. Myelodysplasia, AML, myelofibrosis. Myeloma. Myelomeningocele, poliomyelitis, and other neurologic conditions. Osteomyelitis (depicted). They *sound* connected - but are unrelated. #MDS #MMsM /1
I think I first did a @PubMed search on “myelodysplasia” around 1997, looking for a paper about #MDS marrow. But the search returned a bunch of articles about spina bifida, not about bone marrow. This was a surprise. The @SpinaBifidaAssn even has a seal named Myelo as a mascot./2
The linguistic connection in English (and other languages) between marrow and brain/spinal cord is unexpected, and results from a historical misconception./3
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Here's my latest* update to my vetted collection of Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness hashtags. Please share it!

Thank you :-) Graffiti background. Foreground in black letters on a  white background to the left reads “Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness Hashtags”<br />
This collection is current as of 01.30.20, previous Twitter update 09.11.19.

There's a PDF version coming up this weekend, to be posted to my Kofi profile. I'll add the link toward the end when it goes up, after the questions, where you can also sign up for email updates.
This version has added

- community suggestions,
- mental health hashtags,
- Medical crowdfunding hashtags,
- and a section for cancer-related hashtags.
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