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

  • The untreated natural history of HIV infection is associated with a relatively high prevalence of anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia
  • Cytopenias hinder therapy directed at HIV, the opportunistic infections and neoplasms of AIDS, may increase the risk of bacterial infection, and impact quality of life

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