Management of Hematologic Disorders

  • Author: David Aboulafia, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • ITP with immune destruction of platelets is the main cause of thrombocytopenia in HIV-infected patients
  • Non-immune and infectious processes as well as altered cytokine and growth factor production also may lead to thrombocytopenia

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