Spontaneous arterial thrombosis in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection: Successful treatment with pharmacomechanical thrombectomy Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Stents

abstract

  • Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have various coagulation abnormalities as well as increased risk for development of clinical thrombosis and subsequent embolic events. We report acute lower leg ischemia caused by spontaneous atheroembolism with no identifiable source in a young patient with HIV infection. Treatment included percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy and thrombolysis, which reversed the arterial ischemia. Physicians should be aware of thromboembolic disease as a possible complication of HIV.

publication date

  • August 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0741-5214(03)00138-1

PubMed ID

  • 12891127

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 392

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 38

number

  • 2