HIV infection and thromboembolism

J Assoc Physicians India. 2011 Jun;59:380-2.

Abstract

An increased incidence of venous thromboembolic disorder has been described in the setting of underlying HIV infection. Various abnormalities leading to hypercoagulable state have been reported in HIV patients with thrombotic disease. We hereby report a HIV patient with venous thromboembolism who had normal CD4 count with decreased protein C and protein S and increased serum homocysteine levels.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / complications
  • Adult
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Echocardiography, Doppler
  • Femoral Vein / diagnostic imaging
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Hypertension / diagnosis
  • Male
  • Pleural Effusion / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pleural Effusion / drug therapy
  • Thromboembolism / complications
  • Thromboembolism / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thromboembolism / drug therapy
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / complications
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / drug therapy
  • Venous Thrombosis / complications
  • Venous Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Venous Thrombosis / drug therapy

Substances

  • Anticoagulants
  • Antitubercular Agents