TITLE

The Antiphospholipid Syndrome in a Teenager with Miscarriages, Thromboses, and Diabetes Mellitus

AUTHOR(S)
Best, Irwin M.; Bumpers, Harvey L.; Anyadike, Njideka C.
PUB. DATE
August 2000
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Aug2000, Vol. 66 Issue 8, p748
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The antiphospholipid syndrome has been associated with many clinical conditions since its description by GRV Hughes in 1983. The linkage to Type 1 diabetes mellitus has not been established. There have been no reports of deep venous thrombosis in association with antiphospholipid syndrome and diabetes mellitus. We present the case of an African-American teenager with multiple miscarriages, diabetic ketoacidosis, deep venous thromboses, and elevated immunoglobulin M and G anticardiolipin antibodies. We urge that clinicians consider testing for antiphospholipid antibodies when diabetic patients present with multiple miscarriages or deep venous thrombosis.
ACCESSION #
3457697

 

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