Consider HIV infection in thrombocytopenia

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6921.133 (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:133
  1. M Fisher,
  2. B Peters,
  3. M McBride,
  4. V Kitchen
  1. Department of Genitourinary Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY.

    EDITOR, - Mary McMullin and George Johnston reiterate the importance of prophylaxis against pneumococcal sepsis after splenectomy.1 Although in H A Deodhar and colleagues' study most indications for splenectomy were haematological, no reference was made to thrombocytopenia associated with HIV …

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