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HIV and hemolitic anemia

E Imbasciati, R Bucci, F Barbisoni, S Borlandelli, B Corradi, P Cosci, M Farina, S Mandolfo
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TM) is a disorder characterized by fibrin formation and platelet aggregation in the small arteries and capillaries. Two main clinical settings are reported in association with this disorder: hemolitic uremic syndrome (HUS) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). Both conditions share common findings such as microangiopathic anemia and thrombocytopenia. HUS is more frequent in children and is mainly characterized by renal symptoms, whereas PTT is dominated by neurologic abnormalities...
May 2003: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
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