An overview of the mechanisms of HIV-related thrombocytopenia.

  title={An overview of the mechanisms of HIV-related thrombocytopenia.},
  author={Ana Maria Passos and Ar{\'i}cio Treitinger and Celso Spada},
  journal={Acta haematologica},
  volume={124 1},
The first thrombocytopenia cases related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were described even before its isolation in 1983. Subsequently, multiple mechanisms have been proposed to elucidate the etiology of thrombocytopenia. In addition to other types of cytopenia affecting patients with HIV, thrombocytopenia is observed in about 10-50% HIV patients as one of the first clinical signs of infection. Thus, in this review we aim to summarize the mechanisms proposed for thrombocytopenia… CONTINUE READING
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