Adult T-cell leukemia presenting with acute liver failure

N Powell, F Rusli, Stefan Hubscher, Mamatha Karanth, David Mutimer

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Malignant infiltration of the liver is a rare cause of acute liver failure accounting for less than 1% of cases. We describe a case of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) that presented with a prodromal illness that progressed to jaundice, hepatic encephalopathy, multisystem failure and death within 8 weeks. Liver histology revealed massive infiltration with atypical lymphocytes typical of ATL and liver necrosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1315-1317
Number of pages3
JournalLeukemia Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006


  • acute liver failure
  • adult T-cell leukemia


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