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"Flower cells"

Blood smear showing the presence of a multinucleate lymphocyte, a "flower cell,” typical of HTLV-1 infection. It is pathognomonic of the carrier state, patients with adult T-cell leukemia lymphoma, and HAM/TSP.

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  • Dermatosis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Digestive strongyloidiasis
  • Graves disease
  • Interstitial pneumonitis
  • Major ichthyosis
  • Mixed connective tissue disorder
  • Mono arthritis
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  • Polymyositis
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Staphylococcus
  • Uveitis