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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So, "Natural killer cell leukemia as a cause of peripheral neuropathy and meningitis: Case report," Neurology, vol.
(1) In the past, it was referred to by several names, including blastic NK-cell lymphoma, agranular CD4+ natural killer cell leukemia, and agranular [CD4.sup.+][CD56.sup.+] hematodermic neoplasm, among others.
Recognition of unusual presentation of natural killer cell leukemia. Am J Hematol.

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