Phlegmasia cerulea dolens: case report on a HIV-AIDS patient in a sub-saharian semi-urban practice.

The Pan African medical journal

PubMedID: 25870737

Abah JP, Menanga A, Njoyo L, Ze Minkande J. Phlegmasia cerulea dolens: case report on a HIV-AIDS patient in a sub-saharian semi-urban practice. Pan Afr Med J. 2014;19282.
Venous thromboembolism has also become a major health concern in sub-saharian Africa. Studies addressing at this issue are rare in Cameroon. Thus, the case reported here presents singular characteristics: its clinical form, phlegmasia cerulea dolens, a severe but uncommon complication of venous thromboembolism; and its infrequent recorded triggering factor, HIV-AIDS.