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

  • Primary care physicians should recognize the signs and symptoms of hematologic disorders in HIV-infected patients
  • Anemia, the most common hematologic abnormality in HIV patients, presents with fatigue and weakness initially, followed by rapid heart rate, bounding pulse, dyspnea at rest, severe fatigue, confusion, angina, and congestive heart failure
  • Initiating ART in treatment-naive patients will resolve anemia within 1 year in many cases

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