Palliative radiation for leukemic arthropathy from human T-cell lymphoma virus-associated adult T-cell leukemia lymphoma

Brandon J. Birckhead, Jennifer L. Peterson, Ajay B. Patel, Robert C. Miller

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Abstract

Human T-cell lymphoma virus (HTLV)-associated adult T-cell leukemia lymphoma is a rare cancer in the United States, but there are several areas around the world where the virus is endemic. HTLV-associated adult T-cell leukemia lymphoma has been associated with leukemic arthropathy. We present a patient with HTLVassociated adult T-cell leukemia lymphoma with leukemic arthropathy. Although non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and chemotherapy are often used for treatment, we describe the successful use of radiation therapy in the palliative relief of symptoms from leukemic arthropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-104
Number of pages3
JournalRare Tumors
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Adult T-cell leukemia lymphoma
  • Human T-cell lymphoma virus type 1
  • Leukemic arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Oncology

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