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Title: Thrombocytopenia in HIV-infected patients, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Alaei, K.
Alaei, A.
Mansoori, D.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: Thrombocytopenia is a blood dyscrasia common in AIDS patients that may result from increased viral load and diminished CD4 T lymphocytes. We evaluated the rate of thrombocytopenia [platelet count < 100 000/microL] in 170 HIV-infected patients [161 males and 9 females] from May 2000-April 2001 in Kermanshah, Islamic Republic of Iran. All except 7 females were injecting drug users. While 34 patients had thrombocytopenia, 3 had severe thrombocytopenia [platelet count < 20 000/microL]. Although prevalence was similar in various stages of HIV infection [18.5%-22.5%], severe thrombocytopenia was in patients with CD4 T cell count < 200 cells/microL. There were no other associated conditions. Mild thrombocytopenia is common in HIV-infected patients in our region
Description: 758-764
Keywords: Age Distribution
Analysis of Variance
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Disease Progression
Platelet Count
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Distribution
Substance Abuse, Intravenous
Thrombocytopenia
Viral Load
Subject: HIV Infections
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119225
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0806/emhj_2002_8_6_758_764.pdf
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