Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma in a patient from Romania: A case report and review of the literature

Nicole M. Fett, Jawed Siddiqui, Caleb H. Creswell, Dahua Zhang, Rita Lloyd, Gary S. Wood

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Abstract

Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a rare malignancy caused by human T-cell leukemia virus-1. ATLL is endemic to Japan, and to date, there are only four case reports of patients from Romania who have developed ATLL. Here, we describe a woman living in Madison, Wisconsin, originally from Romania, who presented with an atypical papulosquamous eruption and was ultimately diagnosed with smoldering ATLL. Narrow-band ultraviolet-B (UV-B) therapy and mid-potency topical steroids resulted in skin clearing for approximately 5 months after diagnosis; however, she subsequently relapsed with disease refractory to both narrow band UV-B and psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUV-A), progressed to acute ATLL and expired secondary to complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of cutaneous pathology
Volume35
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Dermatology

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