Clin Oncol | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Series | Open Access

Case Reports of Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma in Italy: Is it as Rare as we Think?

Elena Follini*, Annalisa Arcari, Simona Bassi, Patrizia Bernuzzi, Costanza Bosi, Antonio Lazzaro, Carlo Moroni, Lara Pochintesta, Elena Trabacchi and Daniele Vallisa

Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, “Guglielmo da Saliceto” Piacenza Hospital, Piacenza, Italy

*Correspondance to: Elena Follini 

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In this work we report two cases of Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATLL), diagnosed through a span of a year in our Center of Hematology and Bone marrow Transplantation Unit in Piacenza (Italy). Human T- Lymphotropic Virus type 1 (HTLV-1) related disorders are extremely rare, even more in Western countries, thus they might be challenging to recognize. According to the
increasing phenomena of migrations and the presence of multi-ethnic societies, we believe that such cases might rise in the near future. We describe here two paradigmatic case-reports of aggressive ATLL (Table 1), focusing on common clinical features, clue-laboratory tests and diagnostic tools.


Follini E, Arcari A, Bassi S, Bernuzzi P, Bosi C, Lazzaro A, et al. Case Reports of Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma in Italy: Is it as Rare as we Think?. Clin Oncol. 2021;6:1867..

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