ISSN: 2251-8363    eISSN: 2251-8819  
J Nephropathol. 2013;2(1):81-84.
doi:10.5812/nephropathol.9001
PMID: 24475431
PMCID: PMC3886183

Scopus id: 84877094182

Case Report

Antiphospholipid syndrome: A disease of protean face

Abstract

Background: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a systemic disorder characterizes by recurrent arterial and venous thrombosis and/or pregnancy miscarriages and positive test for antiphospholipid antibodies.

Case: Here we report a 31 year-old female whose main complain was symmetrical motor polyneuropathy and hand muscular weakness over a long period of time. Her clinical picture became more complex by Mitral valve regurgitation and renal dysfunction. Finally with the diagnosis of APS glucocorticoid therapy was started and her renal dysfunction improved profoundly, however her cardiac valvular involvement and peripheral neuropathy remained.

Conclusions: APS is a disease with wide clinical presentations and it continues to confound the clinicians.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a systemic disorder characterizes by recurrent arterial and venous thrombosis and/or pregnancy miscarriages and positive test for antiphospholipid antibodies.APS is a disease with wide clinical presentations and it continues to confound the clinicians.

Please cite this paper as: Ardalan MR, Vahedi A. Antiphospholipid syndrome: A disease of protean face. J Nephropathology. 2013; 2(1): 81-84. DOI: 10.5812/nephropathol.9001

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Revised: 28 Jul 2012

First published online: 01 Jan 2013
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