RALPH V. BOCCIA, M.D.; EDWARD P. GELMANN, M.D.; CARL C. BAKER, M.D., Ph.D.; GERALD MARTI, M.D., Ph.D.; DAN L. LONGO, M.D.
To the editor: The hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a form of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia not previously reported in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. We report the case of a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and Kaposi's sarcoma who also developed the hemolytic-uremic syndrome.
A 33-year-old white homosexual man with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and disseminated Kaposi's sarcoma since March 1983 had an initial hemoglobin of 10.4 g/dL; platelet count, 158 000/mm3; blood urea nitrogen, 12 mg/dL; and creatinine, 1.3 mg/dL. Cytomegalovirus was cultured from the semen but not from blood, urine, or pharyngeal washings. Several bone marrow biopsy samples
RALPH V. BOCCIA, EDWARD P. GELMANN, CARL C. BAKER, GERALD MARTI, DAN L. LONGO. A Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:716–717. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-5-716_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(5):716-717.
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