How does HIV infection affect the risk of developing pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Daniel R Ouellette, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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A study by Malek et al confirmed the hypothesis that individuals with HIV infection are more likely to have clinically detected thromboembolic disease. [11] The risk of developing a pulmonary embolism or DVT is increased 40% in these individuals.


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