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American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e31822ad23e
Case Reports

Evolution of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Baviskar, Rutuja R. MBBS; Amonkar, Gayathri P. MD, DNB; Chaudhary, Vinod A. MBBS; Balasubramanian, Meenakshi MD; Mohite, Shailesh C. MD, DNB, DHA; Puranik, Gururaj V. MD

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Abstract

Abstract: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is a very important cause of cerebral infarction, myocardial infarction, and repeated pregnancy losses in women. We present an extremely rare case of a 44-year-old man with antiphospholipid syndrome who collapsed and died suddenly. At autopsy, he was found to have both cerebral and myocardial infarction. In all young patients with cerebral infarction, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, recurrent miscarriages, and unexplained low platelet count, one must consider the strong possibility of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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