APLA Syndrome Presenting as Recurrent Stroke

  • P Raj Babu Jubilee Mission, Medical College & Research Institiute, Thrissur
  • R Anand Jubilee Mission, Medical College &Research Institiute, Thrissur.
  • B L Harikrishnan Jubilee Mission, Medical College &Research Institiute, Thrissur
Keywords: Recurrent stroke, APLA syndrome, SLE

Abstract

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APLA) is one of the most frequent acquired thrombophilias.Thrombosis can be at both venous and arterial level, are usually recurrent and frequently affect cerebral circulation. We present here a story of a 46 year old female with history of two CVAs in form of a TIA and a Left upper limb monoparesis. Presence of thrombocytopenia made us evaluate in terms of APLA and finally she was diagnosed as Systemic lupus erythematosis and secondary APLA syndrome.

Author Biographies

P Raj Babu, Jubilee Mission, Medical College & Research Institiute, Thrissur

Professor and Unit Chief, Department of General Medicine

R Anand, Jubilee Mission, Medical College &Research Institiute, Thrissur.

Senior Resident, Department of General Medicine

B L Harikrishnan, Jubilee Mission, Medical College &Research Institiute, Thrissur

Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine

Published
2017-03-27