What Should We Know About ATLL?

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What should we know about ATLL?

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ATLL means Adult T-cell leukemia/Lymphoma, it is rare and often fast-growing. ATLL is related to the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1), but less than five percent people with HTLV-1 will develop ATLL.

There are several subtypes of ATLL, they are:

  • Acute: It develops rapidly, the symptoms include fatigue, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes in neck ,groin.
  • Lymphomatous: It occurs primarily in the lymph nodes.
  • Chronic: It develops slowly, symptoms are mostly the same with acute one.
  • Smoldering: It develops slowly with mild symptoms like few skin lesions.

Keyword: acute t cell leukemia

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