What is the risk of undiagnosed HIV infection in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Updated: Apr 22, 2018
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Results of a study from Taiwan suggest that ITP may be an early hematologic manifestation of HIV infection. Lai et al reported that patients with ITP were 6.47-fold more likely to have HIV infection than those without ITP, and recommended considering the possibility of undiagnosed HIV infection in patients presenting with ITP. [48]


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