Author(s): Paroli M, Polidoro A, Romano S, Accapezzato D, Paroli M, Polidoro A, Romano S, Accapezzato D, Paroli M, Polidoro A, Romano S, Accapezzato D, Paroli M, Polidoro A, Romano S, Accapezzato D
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Abstract We report on a case of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) associated with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. The patient had a history of recurrent myocardial infarction and presented with acute ischemic cerebral disease. Eosinophilia with typical lung and skin lesions led us to diagnose the patient with CCS. We hypothesize that the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies significantly contributed to the ischemic events. We suggest that the search for antiphospholipid antibodies should be included in the laboratory work-up in CSS patients and patients affected by primary systemic vasculitides in general. Moreover, anticoagulant treatment appears to be warranted in all CSS patients and antiphospholipid antibodies to counteract this thrombosis-favoring association.
This article was published in Int Med Case Rep J
and referenced in Journal of Thrombosis and Circulation: Open Access