Multiple abdominal venous thrombosis in HIV-seropositive patient

Indian J Gastroenterol. Jul-Sep 1998;17(3):105-6.


HIV infection is known to be associated with endothelial dysfunction leading to thrombosis. We report a patient with multiple abdominal venous thrombosis and splenic hematoma who was seropositive for HIV-1. No cause for the hypercoagulable state was detected; prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, and levels of protein S, protein C and antithrombin III were normal. He tested negative for VDRL and anticardiolipin antibodies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • HIV Seropositivity / complications*
  • HIV-1*
  • Hematoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Hematoma / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mesenteric Veins
  • Portal Vein
  • Splenic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Splenic Diseases / etiology*
  • Splenic Vein
  • Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Thrombosis / etiology*
  • Ultrasonography