Aggressive nk-cell leukemia

A rare, highly aggressive, Epstein-Barr virus-associated leukemia, also known as aggressive NK-cell leukemia/lymphoma; it may represent the leukemic counterpart of nasal type extranodal NK/T-cell lymphomas. It affects primarily teenagers and young adults. It is characterized by the systemic proliferation of NK cells in the peripheral blood, bone marrow, liver, and spleen.

Disease Alternative Name

aggressive nk-cell leukaemia
natural killer cell leukemia
nk-cell leukemia
nk cell leukemia
aggressive nk-cell leukemia/lymphoma

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