Pathophysiology of HIV related thrombocytopenia: an analysis of 41 patients.

  title={Pathophysiology of HIV related thrombocytopenia: an analysis of 41 patients.},
  author={Annelise Dominguez and G Gamallo and Rey Garcia and Angela L{\'o}pez-Pastor and Jos{\'e} M. Pe{\~n}a and Jacinto J. Vazquez},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={47 11},
AIM To analyse the pathogenic mechanism of HIV related thrombocytopenia. METHODS Forty one patients with thrombocytopenia and HIV-1 infection were investigated over two years. Anticardiolipin antibodies were measured using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and antiplatelet antibodies were measured using an immunocapture technique. Tests for VDRL, C3 and C4, antinuclear antibodies and rheumatoid factor were also carried out in all patients and 80 control subjects (HIV-1 positive but non… CONTINUE READING
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