Noncirrhotic portal hypertension in HIV-infected patients: a case control evaluation and review of the literature.

@article{Cesari2010NoncirrhoticPH,
  title={Noncirrhotic portal hypertension in HIV-infected patients: a case control evaluation and review of the literature.},
  author={Miriam Cesari and Monica Schiavini and Giulia Marchetti and Ilaria Caramma and Massimiliano Ortu and Fabio Franzetti and Massimo Galli and Spinello Antinori and L Milazzo},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={697-703}
}
Idiopathic noncirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH) is an infrequent but possibly underestimated cryptogenetic liver disease recently described in small series of HIV-infected patients. The exposure to antiretroviral drugs, a direct role of HIV itself, microbial translocation from the gut, or a thrombophilic propensity have been suggested as possible pathogenic mechanisms. In this case control study, we describe 11 HIV-infected patients with idiopathic NCPH and compare the activity of protein C… CONTINUE READING

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