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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-83

A “Killer Disease” Living up to its name

1 Department of Medical Oncology, KFSH&RC, Riyadh, KSA
2 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KFSH&RC, Riyadh, KSA

Correspondence Address:
Nasir A Bakshi
Hematopathology Section, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KFSH&RC, PO Box 3354, Riyadh - 11211
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joah.joah_35_17

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A 33-year old female presenting with hepatosplenomegaly and pancytopenia showed atypical lymphoid cells in peripheral blood and bone marrow. Immunophenotyping confirmed the diagnosis of Aggressive NK-cell leukemia. Despite treatment by chemotherapy and targeted therapy she deteriorated and died only 7 months after diagnosis.

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