natural killer cell leukemia

natural killer cell leukemia

a leukemia originating from cells of natural killer cell origin; often associated with the presence of monoclonal Epstein-Barr virus infecting tumor cells; usually indicates a leukemic subtype of poor prognosis.

nat·u·ral kill·er cell leu·ke·mi·a

(na'chŭr-ăl kil'ĕr sel lū-kē'mē-ă)
A leukemia originating from cells of natural killer cell origin; often associated with the presence of monoclonal Epstein-Barr virus infecting tumor cells; usually indicates a leukemic subtype of poor prognosis.
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Recognition of unusual presentation of natural killer cell leukemia.

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