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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2011;28(2):187-191.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2011.28.2.187    Published online December 31, 2011.
A Case of Cytomegalovirus Colitis in Chronic Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma.
Han Seung Park, Dae Young Kim, Ji Beom Kim, Yun Ku Kim, Min Soo Cho, Tae Jin Ok, Sun Joo Jang, Kyoo Hyung Lee
1Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Hematology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. khlee2@amc.seoul.kr
Abstract
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a malignancy of mature T-cells caused by the human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I). HTLV-I is endemic in some areas in Japan, the Caribbean basin, and Africa but has low prevalence in South Korea. Patients with ATLL are susceptible to opportunistic infections such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, but CMV infection in chronic ATLL is uncommon. Reported herein is a case involving a 44-year-old woman with chronic ATLL who presented the symptoms of fever and diarrhea. She was suspected to have acute-type ATLL but was later diagnosed with CMV colitis.
Key Words: Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma, Cytomegalovirus
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