T-cell lymphoma

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T-cell lymphoma
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Micrograph of an enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (upper right of image), a type of T-cell lymphoma. H&E stain.
Specialty Hematology and oncology

T-cell lymphomas are lymphomas that affect T cells. There are four major types, and they account for about one in ten cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[1]

They can be associated with Epstein Barr virus and Human T-cell leukemia virus-1.[2]


The four classes are:

More information on various classification schemes is in the main lymphoma article.




Of all cancers involving the same class of blood cell, 8% of cases are mature T cell lymphomas.[3] Of such cases, 2% are precursor T lymphoblastic and 2% are cutaneous T cell lymphomas.[3]

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  1. ^ "The Lymphomas" (PDF). The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. May 2006. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-04-07.
  2. ^ Vose JM (October 2008). "Peripheral T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma". Hematol. Oncol. Clin. North Am. 22 (5): 997–1005, x. doi:10.1016/j.hoc.2008.07.010. PMID 18954748.
  3. ^ a b Turgeon, Mary Louise (2005). Clinical hematology: theory and procedures. Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 283. ISBN 0-7817-5007-5. Frequency of lymphoid neoplasms. (Source: Modified from WHO Blue Book on Tumour of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues. 2001, p. 2001.)

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