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Learn more about Adult T-Cell Leukemia

Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is adult T-Cell leukemia?

This aggressive cancer develops from T-cells, a type of white blood cell typically part of the body's immune system. It is rare and diagnosed in people with an average age of 55 years old. Notably, it can develop in people infected with 'human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1'.

Symptoms of adult T-Cell leukemia

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Reddish-brown hard lumps or bumps on the skin

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Dry Mouth

  • Hepatosplenomegaly

  • My brain is not functioning right now

  • My pulse feels irregular

Questions your doctor may ask to check for adult T-Cell leukemia

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have hard, reddish-brown skin lumps or bumps?

  • Are your lymph nodes swollen and enlarged?

  • Do you have dry mouth?

Treatment for adult T-Cell leukemia

A specialist usually needs to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment depends on factors such as the cancer subtype and may involve antiviral medications, chemotherapy, or a stem cell transplant. The disease is aggressive, so treatment must be prompt.

View the symptoms of Adult T-Cell Leukemia

References

  • Yamaguchi K, Takatsuki K. Adult T cell leukaemia-lymphoma. Baillieres Clin Haematol. 1993 Dec;6(4):899-915. doi: 10.1016/s0950-3536(05)80183-0. PMID: 8038496.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950353605801830?via%3Dihub

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Saqib Baig, MD, MS

Saqib Baig, MD, MS (Respiratory medicine, Critical Care, Internal medicine)

Dr. Baig graduated from Army Medical College (NUST) Pakistan in 2007. He did his internal medicine training from Baltimore, Maryland, USA during the years 2009-2013. He joined the internal medicine faculty practice at Medical College of Wisconsin in USA for 2 years before pursuing advanced training. He completed his pulmonary disease and critical care medicine fellowship from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 2015-2018. | | During his fellowship, Dr. Baig completed his master's in health care services management through Rutgers Business School. He currently serves as the medical director of respiratory therapy and pulmonary function lab and the clinical director of the COPD program at the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. He holds the Assistant Professor of Medicine rank at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Baig's interests lie in respiratory physiology, airways disease, and data science.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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