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Smoldering adult T-Cell leukemia

Smoldering adult T-Cell leukemia: Introduction

Smoldering 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 smoldering form tends to progress even slower than the chronic form and responds the best to treatment. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Smoldering adult T-Cell leukemia is available below.

Symptoms of Smoldering adult T-Cell leukemia

Treatments for Smoldering adult T-Cell leukemia

  • Chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant
  • Watchful waiting - for preleukemic phase, smouldering and chronic forms
  • Other treatments are utilised if the patient becomes symptomatic or enters the acute phase and include:
  • Zidovudine - antiretroviral drug
  • Interferon
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Smoldering adult T-Cell leukemia

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Prognosis for Smoldering adult T-Cell leukemia

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

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  1. Smoldering adult T-Cell leukemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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