Anthony C. Botti, MD; Phyllis Hyde, MD; Frank DiPillo, MD
Several hematologic disorders coexist with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Cytopenias as well as hemostatic derangements have been described (1) in patients in both early and advanced stages of AIDS. An autoimmune thrombocytopenia has been described (2) in homosexual men positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody, and thrombocytopenia in an asymptomatic carrier may signal the onset of clinical disease. Recently, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura has been reported (3) in association with HIV antibody seropositivity in a homosexual man. We report the case of a patient with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura who subsequently developed AIDS.
A 44-year-old black man was admitted because
Botti AC, Hyde P, DiPillo F. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in a Patient Who Subsequently Developed the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Ann Intern Med. ;109:242–243. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-3-242
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(3):242-243.
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