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Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia

Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia: Introduction

Chronic 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 form tends to progress relatively slowly and generally responds better to treatment than the other subtypes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia is available below.

Symptoms of Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia

Treatments for Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia

  • Chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant
  • Watchful waiting - the approach of choice for chronic and smouldering 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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Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia: Complications

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Causes of Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia

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Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia

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

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More information about Chronic adult T-Cell leukemia

  1. Chronic 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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