Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have various coagulation abnormalities as well as increased risk for development of clinical thrombosis and subsequent embolic events. We report acute lower leg ischemia caused by spontaneous atheroembolism with no identifiable source in a young patient with HIV infection. Treatment included percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy and thrombolysis, which reversed die arterial ischemia. Physicians should be aware of thromboembolic disease as a possible complication of HIV.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine