adult T-cell leukemia
A type of white blood cell cancer caused by the HTLV-1 virus.

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  • adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma — ATLL. An aggressive (fast growing) type of T cell non Hodgkin’s lymphoma caused by the human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV 1). It is marked by bone and skin lesions, high calcium levels, and enlarged lymph nodes, spleen, and liver. Also… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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