Leucemia de células natural killer: Caso clínico

Mario Guerrero A, Pablo Lira V, Pablo Bertin C, Mauricio Galleguillos V, Mauricio Ocqueteau T
2005 Revista médica de Chile (Impresa)  
Natural killer leukemia is a rare and highly aggressive neoplasm, is more common in young male patients and has a very poor prognosis, with a median survival of few weeks. We report a 17 years old male patient who developed, after an acute upper respiratory disease, a rapidly multiorganic failure with pancytopenia. Bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy showed an acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The immunophenotype and immunohistochemistry revealed a natural killer acute leukemia. The disease
more » ... kemia. The disease progressed rapidly and the patient died shortly after the diagnosis (Rev Méd Chile 2005; 133: 457-60). (
doi:10.4067/s0034-98872005000400010 pmid:15953954 fatcat:nnl3nogfb5f2rlfrm3sgyqknxm