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Intern Med J. 2013 Apr;43(4):452-5. doi: 10.1111/imj.12087.

Immune-mediated cytopenias in human immunodeficiency virus: the first reported case of idiopathic aplastic anaemia successfully treated with immunosuppression.

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Department of Clinical Haematology, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. greghapgood@hotmail.com

Abstract

Although isolated cytopenias are relatively common in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the incidence of aplastic anaemia is extremely rare. We report here the first case of a HIV-infected patient who developed severe idiopathic aplastic anaemia, and who was safely and effectively treated with anti-thymocyte globulin and cyclosporin. We briefly review immune-mediated cytopenias in HIV, including their frequency, pathophysiology and management strategies.

PMID:
23551309
DOI:
10.1111/imj.12087
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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