Human T-cell lymphotropic virus Type I (HTLV-I) is the primary etiologic factor for adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL).
Although HTLV-I is endemic in Japan and the Caribbean islands, the reported clinical and epidemiologic features of ATL in these 2 parts of the world are quite different.
ATL has been diagnosed at a younger age and is reported more frequently as the lymphomatous type rather than the acute type with leukemia in the Caribbean basin as compared with the presentation in Japan.
In order to characterize ATL in the United States, a registry has been established at the National Cancer Institute for the purpose of recording all cases originally diagnosed in the United States.
Mots-clés Pascal : Leucémie cellule T adulte, Virose, Infection, Ethnie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Lymphome, Symptomatologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Lymphome non hodgkinien, Lymphoprolifératif syndrome, Hémopathie maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adult T cell leukemia, Viral disease, Infection, Ethnic group, United States, North America, America, Lymphoma, Symptomatology, Epidemiology, Human, Non Hodgkin lymphoma, Lymphoproliferative syndrome, Malignant hemopathy
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Cote : 94-0264532
Code Inist : 002B19B. Création : 199406.