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PELLICER CABO, Ángel  and  GARCIA DELTORO, Miguel. Thrombotic microangiopathy in a patient with human inmunodeficiency virus infection . Infect. [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.4, pp.168-171. ISSN 0123-9392.

We report on a case of thrombotic microangiopathy, defined as an extensive and dangerous intravascular platelet aggregation disorder, which progressed to multisystem involvement in a patient with HIV infection. For this clinical case, we detail the symptoms, evolution and, ultimately, the clinical autopsy. This disease is now uncommon due to the arrival of highactivity antiretroviral drugs; however, it can appear with nonspecific symptoms and rapidly progress to multisystem involvement and death. An accurate diagnosis on the basis of clinical and analytical criteria is essential to starting treatment and improving survival.

Keywords : Human Immunodeficiency virus infection; Thrombotic microangiopathy; Acute coronary syndrome.

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