EJMCR. 2019; 3(1): 5-7

Portal vein thrombosis in an HIV-positive man: a case report

Authors: Fedor van Houwelingen, Kenrick Berend, Diederik van de Wetering.

ABSTRACT

Background HIV is known as a risk factor for venous thromboembolic events. However, portal vein thrombosis is rare among HIV infected patients. Few cases have been described in the literature. Case presentation We report a case of abdominal pain in a 25-year old HIV-positive man with a low CD4 count and co-infection with hepatitis B. The pain existed since four days. Computed tomography showed portal vein thrombosis and anticoagulation therapy was initiated. Conclusion This case provokes questions about the etiology of portal vein thrombosis in HIV-positive patients and might determine risk factors. It emphasizes the importance of considering portal vein thrombosis as a cause of abdominal pain in HIV infected patients, in particular when they have low CD4 counts or co-infection with hepatitis B. In addition, HIV and viral hepatitis should be considered in patients who present with thrombotic events.

Keywords:
Venous thromboembolism, Portal vein thrombosis, HIV, viral hepatitis, thrombosis, hepatitis B, case report


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Portal vein thrombosis in an HIV-positive man: a case report


Authors
Fedor van Houwelingen
St. Elisabeth Hospital, Willemstad, Curaçao, The Netherlands Antilles
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Kenrick Berend
St. Elisabeth Hospital, Willemstad, Curaçao, The Netherlands Antilles
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Diederik van de Wetering
St. Elisabeth Hospital, Willemstad, Curaçao, The Netherlands Antilles
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Correspondence to:
. Fedor van Houwelingen, ; f.vanhouwelingen@live.nl

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 22 Jul 2018
Revised 04 Sep 2018
Accepted 27 Oct 2018
Published in print 31 Jan 2019

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Houwelingen Fv, Berend K, Wetering Dvd. Portal vein thrombosis in an HIV-positive man: a case report. EJMCR. 2019; 3(1): 5-7. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1532231040


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Houwelingen Fv, Berend K, Wetering Dvd. Portal vein thrombosis in an HIV-positive man: a case report. EJMCR. 2019; 3(1): 5-7. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1532231040


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Houwelingen Fv, Berend K, Wetering Dvd. Portal vein thrombosis in an HIV-positive man: a case report. EJMCR. (2019), [cited February 20, 2019]; 3(1): 5-7. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1532231040


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Houwelingen, F. v., Berend, . K. & Wetering, . D. v. d. (2019) Portal vein thrombosis in an HIV-positive man: a case report. EJMCR, 3 (1), 5-7. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1532231040


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Houwelingen, Fedor van, Kenrick Berend, and Diederik van de Wetering. 2019. Portal vein thrombosis in an HIV-positive man: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 3 (1), 5-7. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1532231040


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Houwelingen, Fedor van, Kenrick Berend, and Diederik van de Wetering. "Portal vein thrombosis in an HIV-positive man: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 3 (2019), 5-7. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1532231040


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Houwelingen, Fedor van, Kenrick Berend, and Diederik van de Wetering. "Portal vein thrombosis in an HIV-positive man: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 3.1 (2019), 5-7. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1532231040


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Houwelingen, F. v., Berend, . K. & Wetering, . D. v. d. (2019) Portal vein thrombosis in an HIV-positive man: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 3 (1), 5-7. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1532231040


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