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Clinico-Epidemiological Features of Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATLL) in Japan: Relations of HTLV-I/ATLV Infection to ATLL Manifestation

  • Kazuo Tajima
  • Suketami Tominaga
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 31)

Abstract

The age-adjusted death rate of malignant lymphomas in the Kyushu district including Okinawa Prefecture, the southern-most district in Japan, was twice as high as those for other districts of Japan.1 A nationwide survey2 showed that the excess rate of mortality from malignant lymphomas in Kyushu was due to the high incidence of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL).3 The Kyushu district seemed to be the most typical endemic area of ATLL in the world. It was estimated that more than 300 new cases of ATLL will occur every year in the Kyushu district. In addition to the Kyushu district, many cases of ATLL have been observed in other districts of Japan2 and in the northern part of Taiwan.4 It was reported5 that cases similar to Japanese ATLL were found among Caribbean people who might have originated in central Africa.

Keywords

HTLV Infection Natural Transmission ATLL Patient HTLV Carrier Kyushu District 
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  • Kazuo Tajima
  • Suketami Tominaga

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