Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1-associated adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma in the Inuit people of Nunavut

Fahim, Simone; Prokopetz, Robert; Jackson, Robert; Faught, Carolyn; McCarthy, Anne E.; Andonov, Anton; Coulthart, Michael; Daw, Zohra; Olberg, Bernard; Giulivi, Antonio; Padmore, Ruth
September 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/12/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 6, p579
Academic Journal
The article presents three cases of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1-associated adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) found in three Inuit women from Nunavut. One patient presented with a 2-week history of malaise, pain in the right upper abdominal quadrant and mild jaundice. The other patient exhibited a nonspecific eczematous follicular dermatitis, while the other one presented with fever and shortness of breath.


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