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AIDS Read. 2000 Aug;10(8):492-6.

Thromboembolism associated with HIV infection: a case report and review of the literature.

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National Cancer Institute, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., USA.


The array of the clinicopathologic spectrum related to HIV infection continues to increase and present new challenges to physicians caring for HIV-infected patients. Recent literature is encumbered with reports of various abnormalities consistent with a hypercoagulable state leading to thromboembolic complications. The coexistence of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses, such as malignancies, opportunistic infections, or autoimmune diseases, as well as drug therapy, may also predispose HIV-infected patients to thromboembolic disease. A case report of a 39-year-old man with Kaposi sarcoma who developed pulmonary embolism is presented, along with a review of the literature.

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