Acute pulmonary embolism being the first presentation of undetected HIV infection: report of two cases.
Int J STD AIDS. 2013 Jun;24(6):497-9
Authors: Patra S, Nagesh CM, Reddy B, Srinivas BC, Manjunath CN, Hegde M
Though HIV infection is considered as a hypercoagulable state, but occurrence of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is rare and usually seen in the advanced stage of the disease. PE as a presentation in a case where there is no previous history of having HIV infection is very rare; a Medline search revealed only one case reported previously. We describe two cases who presented with acute PE and were treated; they were subsequently diagnosed as having HIV infection.
PMID: 23970756 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]