Peter Sealy, MD


Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation as an Unusual Presentation of Acute Retroviral Syndrome

December 18, 2007

Multiple atypical presentations of acute retroviral syndromehave been reported in the literature, but rarely has acute retroviralsyndrome been associated with disseminated intravascularcoagulation (DIC). We detail a case of a 19-year-old manadmitted to the hospital with initially unexplained severe DICthat on workup was found to be secondary to acute retroviralsyndrome. [Infect Med. 2008;25:24-28]