Adult T-cell leukemia history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Haytham Allaham, M.D. [2]; Grammar Reviewer: Natalie Harpenau, B.S.[3]

Overview

Symptoms of adult T-cell leukemia include fatigue, fever, night sweats, constipation, and recurrent infections.

History

  • When evaluating a patient for adult T-cell leukemia, you should take a detailed history of the presenting symptom (duration, onset, progression), a thorough family history review, and a review of any other associated symptoms. Other specific areas of focus when obtaining the history are:[1]

Symptoms

  • Symptoms of adult T-cell leukemia include:[1][2][3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matutes E (2007). "Adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma". J Clin Pathol. 60 (12): 1373–7. doi:10.1136/jcp.2007.052456. PMC 2095573. PMID 18042693.
  2. Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. Wikipedia (2015) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adult_T-cell_leukemia/lymphoma Accessed on November, 3 2015
  3. Mahieux R, Gessain A (2007). "Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma and HTLV-1". Curr Hematol Malig Rep. 2 (4): 257–64. doi:10.1007/s11899-007-0035-x. PMID 20425378.

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