TITLE

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Presenting as Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Associated With Anticardiolipin Antibodies

AUTHOR(S)
Erdem, Yunus; Haznedaroglu, Ibrahim C.; Oymak, Oktay; Yalçin, Ahmet Ugur; Yasavul, Ünal; Turgan, Çetin; Çaglar, Sali
PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
Clinical & Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis;Fall1996, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p289
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presenting as superior vena cava syndrome is presented. This 19-year-old woman was admitted for headache and swelling in her face and neck. Initial evaluation revealed that she had a superior vena cava syndrome. Thoracal computed tomography (CT) and intravenous digital substraction angiography demonstrated the occlusion in the superior vena cava. ANA and antiDNA titers were high and anticardiolipin antibodies were positive. Along wit immunosuppressive treatment, she had been administered intravenous streptokinase. To our knowledge, no SLE patient presenting with such an unusual form has been described in the English literature.
ACCESSION #
17104874

 

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