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South African Journal of Surgery

versión On-line ISSN 2078-5151
versión impresa ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.47 no.2 Cape Town may. 2009




HIV and venous thrombotic events



A. EyalI; M. VellerII

IM.B. CH.B., M.MED. (SURG.), Department of Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
IIM.B. CH.B., F.C.S. (S.A.), M.MED., Department of Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg




HIV has been widely recognised as a prothrombotic condition, with the first case reports having appeared more than 20 years ago. However, surprisingly little evidence is available regarding the mechanisms by which this disease leads to thrombosis. There is little doubt that the relationship is both multifactorial and complex. This review aims to look at the available data and provide a concise summary of the present level of knowledge.



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