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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

The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: December 2012 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - p 303–304
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e31822ad23e
Case Reports

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.

From the Department of Pathology, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Manuscript received July 22, 2008; accepted March 18, 2009.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Reprints: Gayathri P. Amonkar, MD, DNB, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Dr A.L. Nair Rd, Mumbai Central, Mumbai - 400 008 Maharashtra, India. E-mail:

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.