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Thrombotic microangiopathy in HIV needs urgent treatment

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Patients with HIV infection who develop thrombocytopenia or microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia may survive if thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is diagnosed soon enough, according to a review. TMA is recognised by thickening of the walls of terminal arterioles and capillaries and by deposits of clear thrombi which eventually block the …

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