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.
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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
BOCCIA RV, GELMANN EP, BAKER CC, MARTI G, LONGO DL. 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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