Long-term study of indolent adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma.

  title={Long-term study of indolent adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma.},
  author={Yumi Takasaki and Masako Iwanaga and Yoshitaka Imaizumi and Masayuki Tawara and Tatsuro Joh and Tomoko Kohno and Yasuaki Yamada and Shimeru Kamihira and Schuichi Ikeda and Yasushi Miyazaki and Masao Tomonaga and Kunihiro Tsukasaki},
  volume={115 22},
The long-term prognosis of indolent adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) is not clearly elucidated. From 1974 to 2003, newly diagnosed indolent ATL in 90 patients (65 chronic type and 25 smoldering type) was analyzed. The median survival time was 4.1 years; 12 patients remained alive for more than 10 years, 44 progressed to acute ATL, and 63 patients died. The estimated 5-, 10-, and 15-year survival rates were 47.2%, 25.4%, and 14.1%, respectively, with no plateau in the survival curve… CONTINUE READING


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