Deep vein thrombosis as a manifestation of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome? A case report

Cent Afr J Med. 1996 Nov;42(11):327-8.


A case report of a patient with idiopathic lower extremity deep vein thrombosis in association with human immunodeficiency virus infection is presented. The possibility of deep vein thrombosis being a manifestation of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is therefore highlighted. Palliative measures and low dose intravenous heparin were successfully employed in the treatment of the patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • HIV Seropositivity / complications*
  • HIV-1*
  • HIV-2*
  • Heparin / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Thrombophlebitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Thrombophlebitis / drug therapy
  • Thrombophlebitis / virology*


  • Anticoagulants
  • Heparin