Skin nonmelanocytic tumor
Lymphoma and related disorders - T cell / NK cell neoplasms
Human T cell lymphotrophic virus 1 (HTLV1) related lymphoma

Topic Completed: 1 June 2012

Revised: 12 April 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed search: HTLV1 [title] OR "Human T cell Lymphotrophic Virus 1"

Christopher S. Hale, M.D.
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Cite this page: Hale CS. Human T cell lymphotrophic virus 1 (HTLV1) related lymphoma. website. Accessed December 14th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Role of HTLV1 in etiology is controversial
  • Rapid clinical course
  • HTLV1 also implicated in tropical spastic paresis
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • High grade, spares epidermis, may be angiocentric
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Skin biopsy

Peripheral blood

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