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Diffuse panbronchiolitis as a pulmonary complication in patients with adult T-cell leukemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2643859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-three cases of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) admitted to our hospital between 1982 and 1987 were studied. Three of those were found to be complicated with diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB). The incidence of DPB is considered to be significantly higher in patients with ATL. The three DPB-complicated cases composed one case each of the smoldering, chronic, and acute type of ATL. In each type, DPB preceded overt ATL and Candida albicans was found in sputa following detection for bacteria. The DPB complication apparently worsened the prognosis of the ATL patients. We have discussed a possible relationship between ATL and DPB.
K Ono; Y Shimamoto; M Matsuzaki; M Sano; T Yamaguchi; O Kato; H Yamada; M Yamaguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hematology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0361-8609     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hematol.     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-28     Completed Date:  1989-02-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610369     Medline TA:  Am J Hematol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Saga Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchiolitis / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Candida albicans / isolation & purification
Leukemia, T-Cell / complications*
Middle Aged
Radiography, Thoracic
Sputum / microbiology

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