Antiphospholipid syndrome is characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies resulting in arterial and venous thromboembolism. Apart from primary cases, this syndrome is often associated with autoimmune diseases. Around 50 cases of catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome have been reported as yet. Authors describe a case of a female patients with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome associated with gastric cancer. This may be the first case of such association in the literature. Authors also discuss the possible pathomechanism of this disorder, as well as the available therapeutic approaches.
|Translated title of the contribution||Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome in a cancer patient|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 26 1999|
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