Case report: venous thromboembolism in AIDS

Am J Med Sci. 1992 Jun;303(6):395-7. doi: 10.1097/00000441-199206000-00008.


Recently, the authors managed three patients with AIDS and venous thromboembolism. All three were active, ambulatory, and without known risk factors for pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis. One patient had a low titer for IgG anticardiolipin antibody (1:13). Two had low normal values for free protein S, and the third patient had a very low value (5%). Clinicians caring for AIDS patients should be alert to the possibility that venous thromboembolism may complicate HIV infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Embolism / etiology
  • Thrombophlebitis / complications*