How is thrombocytopenia diagnosed in early symptomatic HIV infection?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert J Carpenter, DO, FACP; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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In patients with thrombocytopenia, a thorough evaluation is essential to exclude all other causes (eg, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura), such as drug toxicity, lymphoma, fungal infection, and mycobacterial infection. In HIV-related thrombocytopenia, bone marrow examination generally reveals a normal or increased number of megakaryocytes.

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