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What is Acute adult T-Cell leukemia?

What is Acute adult T-Cell leukemia?

  • Acute adult T-Cell leukemia: A form of blood cancer affecting the T-cells which make up the body's immune system. The disease is caused by the HTLV-1 virus (human T-cell leukemia virus) which causes the proliferation of abnormal T-cells. The virus can be transmitted sexually and may lay dormant for decades. There are four subtypes: acute, chronic, lymphoma and smoldering. The acute and lymphoma subtypes have the poorest prognosis. The acute subtype tends to progress rapidly and is the most prevalent form of the condition.

Acute adult T-Cell leukemia: Introduction

Types of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia:

Broader types of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia:

How serious is Acute adult T-Cell leukemia?

Prognosis of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia: The disease generally responds poorly to treatment with death often occurring within a year of diagnosis.
Complications of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia: see complications of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia

What causes Acute adult T-Cell leukemia?

Causes of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia: see causes of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia

What are the symptoms of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia?

Symptoms of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia: see symptoms of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia

Complications of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia: see complications of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia

Acute adult T-Cell leukemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acute adult T-Cell leukemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acute adult T-Cell leukemia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Acute adult T-Cell leukemia: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Acute adult T-Cell leukemia.
Treatments for Acute adult T-Cell leukemia: see treatments for Acute adult T-Cell leukemia

Name and Aliases of Acute adult T-Cell leukemia

Main name of condition: Acute adult T-Cell leukemia

Other names or spellings for Acute adult T-Cell leukemia:

acute ATLL, acute adult T-Cell lymphoma

 

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