Why is HIV testing included in the workup of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)?

Updated: Feb 18, 2019
  • Author: Theodore Wun, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Answer

Because of the association of TTP/HUS with HIV infection, serologic evaluation for HIV infection should be obtained in all newly presenting patients.


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