Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
CASE REPORTS
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175--176

Portal system thrombosis in an HIV-infected child


Pawan Daga1, Ira Shah2 
1 Department of Paediatrics, B J Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Pediatric HIV Clinic, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, B J Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ira Shah
Pediatric HIV Clinic, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, B J Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India

HIV infection can lead to venous thrombosis due to protein C deficiency, protein S deficiency, or antiphospholipid syndrome. Most patients present with deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. We report a 10-years-old HIV-infected girl who presented with life-threatening hematemesis. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen and angiography showed thrombosis of the portal vein, superior mesenteric vein, and splenic vein. She was advised antiretroviral therapy and prothrombotic workup, however, she took discharge against medical advice.


How to cite this article:
Daga P, Shah I. Portal system thrombosis in an HIV-infected child.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2021;42:175-176


How to cite this URL:
Daga P, Shah I. Portal system thrombosis in an HIV-infected child. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jun 26 ];42:175-176
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