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First Reported Case of MCL Mimicking Adult T-Cell Leukemia

Key clinical point: A very rare case of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) with cytomorphological characteristics of adult T-cell leukemia was reported in an elderly man.

Major finding: After being diagnosed with stage IVB disease, the patient received allopurinol and prednisone, followed by CHOP chemotherapy.

Study details: A clinical case report of a 81-year-old male with high-risk non-nodal leukemic MCL.

Disclosures: No funding sources were reported. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.


Pereira MA et al. Pathol Res Pract. 2020 Jan 23. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2020.152825.