Zidovudine-related anemia with reticulocytosis

P. R. Koduri, S. Parekh

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In patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), zidovudine has been known to cause a severe hypoproliferative anemia that resolves promptly when the drug is stopped. Some patients, however, may come to medical attention after having stopped taking the drug for 1-2 weeks and may already be in the recovery phase and present with severe anemia, normoblastemia, and reticulocytosis. These features can be mistaken for hemolytic disease, as shown by our experience with three such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-185
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Hematology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • AIDS
  • Anemia
  • Zidovudine


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