Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
The catastrophic variant of the antiphospholipid syndrome (CASP) is defined as a potential life-threatening variant of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), which is characterized by multiple small-vessel thrombosis that can lead to organ failure especially renal deterioration. This vaso-occlusive nephropathy mainly affects arterioles, interlobular arteries and glomerular tufts. However, interstitial area and tubules maybe subsequently involved.
Please cite this paper as: Mardani S, Nasri H. Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome presenting with sudden renal failure and past history of long-lasting psychosis and hypertension in a woman. J Nephropathology. 2013; 2(2): 110-113. DOI: 10.5812/nephropathol.9215