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Journal Article
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Arthurs, Milton H.,; Morgan, Owen St. C.; DeCeulaer, Karel; Browne, B.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Medicine
Article Title
Primary antiphospholipid syndrome: A case report
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1994
Volume ID
43
Issue ID
1
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27-29
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Abstract
A case of the primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) in a 21-year-old Jamaican female is described. Recurrent abortions, thrombocytopenia and neurological complications as well as lupus anticoagulant positivity in the absence of features of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were the main clinical findings. Diagnostic criteria, treatment and prognosis are discussed. When the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is present in the primary form, the diagnosis may be difficult but its recognition may prevent those vascular events which can lead to significant morbidity and foetal wastage....
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