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Spontaneous Regression of Colonic Lesions in Adult T-cell Leukemia


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Title: Spontaneous Regression of Colonic Lesions in Adult T-cell Leukemia
Authors: Kanazawa, Yusei / Murase, Kunihiko / Isomoto, Hajime / Takeshima, Fuminao / Omagari, Katsuhisa / Mizuta, Yohei / Watanabe, Takashi / Murata, Ikuo / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2002
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 2002, 47(1-2), p.75-78
Abstract: A 74-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of diarrhea. Serum anti-HTLV-1 antibody was positive without abnormal lymphocytes. Colonoscopy demonstrated a edematous and congested mucosa with erosions, and ulcers in the region extending from the cecum to rectum. Biopsy specimens showed diffuse infiltration of abnormal lymphocytes positive for T-cell markers in the lamina propria. Conservative therapy was provided but no chemotherapy because of improvement of diarrhea within two weeks. A repeat colonoscopy 6 months later revealed scars without erosions or ulcers. Eight months after first admission, the patient was readmitted to our hospital because of acute ATL crisis, and died of hepatic involvement 7 days later. Colonic lesions associated with ATLS may show spontaneous regression and recurrence.
Keywords: ATL / spontaneous regression / colonic involvement
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16214
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 47, No. 1-2

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