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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.55 no.2 São Paulo June 1997

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1997000200024 

Adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma in a patient with HTLV-I/II associated myelopathy

 

Leucemia - linfoma de células T do adulto em um paciente com mielopatia associada a HTLV-I/II

 

 

Virgínia Freitas; Irenio Gomes; Achilea Bittencourt; Dilson Fernandes; Ailton Melo

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

 

 


ABSTRACT

Chronic myelopathy associated with T-lymphotropic virus type I (HAM) has been described as an endemic disease in several areas of the world, meanwhile there are few papers describing the association between HAM and adult T cell leukemia-lymphoma. We report the case of a man that, after four years of progressive spastic paraparesis and neurogenic bladder, developed a clinical picture of a lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by dermal and systemic envolvement, mimicking mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome.

Key words: HTLV-I, HAM, TSP, ATLL, myelopathy, encephalomyeloneuropathy.


RESUMO

Apesar da infecção pelo HTLV-I ser endêmica em várias regiões do mundo, poucos são os relatos da associação entre leucemia-linfoma de células T do adulto (ATLL) e encefalomieloneuropatia pelo HTLV-I. No presente artigo é descrito um paciente que no curso do comprometimento neurológico pelo HTLV-I desenvolveu quadro de leucemia com infiltração de tecido dérmico semelhante ao encontrado na micose fungóide/síndrome de Sézary.

Palavras-chave: HTLV-I, TSP, HAM, ATLL, mielopatia, encefalomieloneuropatia.


 

 

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Aceite: 22-fevereiro-1997.

 

 

Dr. Ailton Melo - Faculdade de Medicina UFBA - Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon s/n - 40110-100 Salvador BA - Brasil.

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