Chapter 7. Cutaneous Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma

  1. Lorenzo Cerroni MD Associate Professor of Dermatology1,
  2. Kevin Gatter BM, DPhil, FRCPath Head of Department Professor of Pathology2 and
  3. Helmut Kerl MD Professor Emeritus of Dermatology1

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316742.ch7

Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition

Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition

How to Cite

Cerroni, L., Gatter, K. and Kerl, H. (2009) Cutaneous Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma, in Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316742.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

  2. 2

    Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185547

Online ISBN: 9781444316742



  • cutaneous adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL);
  • ATLL - retrovirus infection associated malignant lymphoproliferative disease;
  • HTLV-I - human T-cell lymphotropic virus I;
  • anti-HTLV-I antibodies demonstration in affected individuals' serum;
  • ATLL histology - pleomorphic lymphocyte inflitration;
  • HTLV-I DNA monoclonal integration in neoplastic cells


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical features

  • Histopathology, immunophenotype and molecular genetics

  • Treatment and prognosis

  • References