Adult T-cell leukemia physical examination

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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]

Overview

Patients with adult T-cell leukemia usually appear lethargic and fatigued. Physical examination of patients with adult T-cell leukemia is usually remarkable for maculopapular rash, skin ulceration, and splenomegaly.

Physical Examination

The following physical findings may be observed in patients suffering from adult T-cell leukemia:[1][2][3][4]

General Appearance

Vital Signs

Skin

HEENT

  • HEENT examination of patients with adult T-cell leukemia is usually normal.

Neck

Lungs

  • Pulmonary examination of patients with adult T-cell leukemia is usually normal.

Heart

Abdomen

Back

  • Back examination of patients with adult T-cell leukemia is usually normal.

Genitourinary

  • Genitourinary examination of patients with adult T-cell leukemia is usually normal.

Neuromuscular

Extremities

References

  1. Matutes E (2007). "Adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma.". J Clin Pathol. 60 (12): 1373–7. PMC 2095573Freely accessible. PMID 18042693. doi:10.1136/jcp.2007.052456. 
  2. Hokama A, Tomoyose T, Yamamoto Y, Watanabe T, Hirata T, Kinjo F, Kato S, Ohshima K, Uezato H, Takasu N, Fujita J (November 2008). "Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma presenting multiple lymphomatous polyposis". World J. Gastroenterol. 14 (42): 6584–8. PMC 2773353Freely accessible. PMID 19030219. 
  3. Taniguchi, Atsuo; Takenaka, Yoshitaka; Noda, Yumiko; Ueno, Yukio; Shichikawa, Kanji; Sato, Kazuto; Miyasaka, Nobuyuki; Nishioka, Kusuki (1988). "Adult t cell leukemia presenting with prolifeerative synovitis". Arthritis & Rheumatism. 31 (8): 1076–1077. ISSN 0004-3591. doi:10.1002/art.1780310824. 
  4. Hermine, Olivier; Bouscary, Didier; Gessain, Antoine; Turlure, Pascal; Leblond, Veronique; Franck, Nathalie; Buzyn-Veil, Agnes; Rio, Bernard; Macintyre, Elisabeth; Dreyfus, Francois; Bazarbachi, Ali (1995). "Treatment of Adult T-Cell Leukemia-Lymphoma with Zidovudine and Interferon Alfa". New England Journal of Medicine. 332 (26): 1749–1751. ISSN 0028-4793. doi:10.1056/NEJM199506293322604. 

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