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A Case of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Bum Gon Yeo, M.D., Su Yeon Rhie, M.D., Se Ho Choi, M.D., Jong Hyun Lee, M.D., Kyung Youn Seon, M.D., Sung Ho Lee, M.D., Chang In Seo, M.D. and Hyoung Shik Shin, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Vol.37 Num.6 (p355~358)
Thrombocytopenia is a common event in the course of human immunodef-iciency virus (HIV) infection. The maior cause of HIV virus related thrombocytopenia is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Treatment options for HIV related ITP are steroids, immunoglobulin, other immunosuppressive agents, and splenectomy. In addition, Antiretroviral agents are reported as effective treatment options in the setting of HIV-associated ITP, by enhancing CD4+ T cell counts, and reducing HIV viral loads. We report a case of HIV related ITP treated with prednisone, immunoglobulin, and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
Keywords : ITP, HAART, HIV