Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
Print version ISSN 0036-4665
VALLE, Antonio Carlos Francesconi do et al. Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma associated with HTLV-1 infection in a Brazilian adolescent. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2001, vol.43, n.5, pp. 283-286. ISSN 0036-4665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652001000500009.
We present the case of a 15-year-old patient infected with HTLV-1 who developed a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, confirmed by histopathological and immunohistochemical examination, as well as clinically and hematologically confirmed leukemia. The patient died 3 months after initial presentation of the disease. The rarity of the disease in this age group justifies the present report.
Keywords : HTLV-1; Leukemia; T-cell lymphoma; Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma.