J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2021 Jan-Dec;9:23247096211013235
Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma is an aggressive T-cell malignancy caused by the long-term infection of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1). Our understanding of clinical features still largely relies on the Shimoyama classification developed 30 years ago, which described the 4 clinical subtypes (the smoldering, chronic, lymphoma, and acute types) based on the manifestations of lymphocytosis, elevated lactate dehydrogenase, hypercalcemia, lymphadenopathy, and involvement of the skin, lung, liver, spleen, central nervous system, bone, ascites, pleural effusion, and gastrointestinal tract. HTLV-1-associated lymphoma has a variety of presentations but the presentation of massive lymphadenopathy and compression symptoms is rare and has not been emphasized in the literature. Read More