TITLE

HIPERPLASIA DO TIMO EM DOENTE COM SÍNDROME ANTIFOSFOLIPÍDICO

AUTHOR(S)
Carragoso, Adelino; Faria, Bernardo; Silva, José Roberto; Capelo, Joana; Vidinha, Joana; Santos, Carla Ferreira; Gaspar, Orlando
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa;2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p251
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Thymus is an important central lymphoid organ that plays a pivotal role in the generation of peripheral T-lymphocytes. Thymoma and thymus hyperplasia have been associated with various autoimmune disorders, mainly myasthenia gravis. There is no established relationship between thymus pathology and antiphospholipid syndrome; however, there are some reported cases of antiphospholipid syndrome associated with myasthenia gravis or following thymectomy. We present the case of a patient with antiphospholipid syndrome and thymic lymphoid follicular hyperplasia. We discuss the association between both entities and suggest a diagnostic approach of a patient with a radiological disorder of the thymus and antiphospholipid syndrome.
ACCESSION #
42430654

 

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