Immunological studies on opportunistic infection and the development of adult T-cell leukemia.

@article{Tashiro1992ImmunologicalSO,
  title={Immunological studies on opportunistic infection and the development of adult T-cell leukemia.},
  author={Takao Tashiro and Toru Yamasaki and Hiroyuki Nagai and Hirotoshi Kikuchi and Masaru Nasu},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={31 9},
  pages={1132-6}
}
Three patients with opportunistic infection preceding adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) are presented: a 66-year-old woman with cryptococcosis and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, a 46-year-old man with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and a 55-year-old woman with cryptococcosis. Although, at the first examination, the first two had smoldering type ATL and the third case was an HTLV-I carrier, all three developed overt ATL 14-16 months after the onset of opportunistic infection. It is considered that… CONTINUE READING

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