A case of cerebral infarction associated with positive antiphospholipid antibody in a systemic lupus patient.

E. R. Jo, H. J. Shin, Jae Hong Seo, S. H. Lee, Gwan Gyu Song, H. J. Pyo

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Abstract

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is a newly-defined clinical entity of arterial thrombosis, venous thrombotic events, recurrent spontaneous abortion and thrombocytopenia in the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. We have experienced a 23-year-old male SLE patient with positive anticardiolipin antibody who presented with left hemiparesis and paresthesia. The clinical and laboratory findings were compatible with the criteria for SLE and he was found to have anticardiolipin antibody, thrombocytopenia, prolonged partial thromboplastin time and cerebral thrombosis. Initially, he was treated with high dose steroid and warfarin and now he is being followed up with warfarin and steroid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

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