Spontaneous arteriovenous fistula resulting from HIV arteritis

Citation
R. Nair et al., Spontaneous arteriovenous fistula resulting from HIV arteritis, J VASC SURG, 33(1), 2001, pp. 186-187
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems","Cardiovascular & Hematology Research
Journal title
JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY
ISSN journal
0741-5214 → ACNP
Volume
33
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
186 - 187
Database
ISI
SICI code
0741-5214(200101)33:1<186:SAFRFH>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are uncommon and usually follow trauma or pre ceding arterial catheterization or puncture. Spontaneous AVFs are rare. A c ase of spontaneous AVF of the superficial femoral artery and vein in an HIV -infected patient is presented. Histologic examination of the artery showed features similar to those seen in HIV-related large-vessel aneurysms. It w ould appear that spontaneous AVF are part of the spectrum of macrovascular arteritis related to HIV infection.