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Table 1 Clinical data; comparison of clinical features usually presented in patients with ANKL and the clinical features presented in the patient in our case

From: Aggressive NK-cell leukemia in a 69 years old Caucasian woman: a case report

  Classic clinical features of ANKLa,b,c Clinical features of the case patient
Age (years) 30–50 69
EBV in leukemic cells + +
Symptoms at admission
 Fever + +
 Lymphadenopathy ±
 Splenomegaly + +
 Hepatomegaly ±
 LDH Markedly increased Markedly increased
 Thrombocytopeni + +
 Hemophagocytic syndrome + +
  1. a(Lima 2013)
  2. b(Lima et al. 2015)
  3. c(Zhang et al. 2014)