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Reena Rai, T Swetha
BACKGROUND: The antiphospholipid antibodies (APLA) are directed against phospholipids and their binding proteins and are frequently found in association with connective tissue disorders. Systemic lupus erythematoses (SLE) with APLA may cause a diagnostic dilemma as there are several manifestations like haemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, neurologic manifestations, leg ulcerations, serositis proteinuria which overlap in both these conditions. We conducted a study to find out the association of antiphospholipid antibodies with connective tissue diseases and compared the clinical and laboratory parameters between antiphoshpolipid antibody positive and antiphoshpolipid antibody negative group...
March 2015: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
C Lavalle, S Pizarro, C Drenkard, J Sánchez-Guerrero, D Alarcón-Segovia
All 4 patients with transverse myelitis (TM) included in a prospective study of 500 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) tested for anticardiolipin (aCL) antibodies were found to be positive. To determine if the apparently strong association between transverse myelitis and antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLA) in patients with SLE continued to hold, we chose 12 patients with SLE with transverse myelitis from 2 institutions. Eleven of the 12 patients with SLE were tested for aCL and all but one was positive...
January 1990: Journal of Rheumatology
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