ISSN: 2251-8363    eISSN: 2251-8819  
J Nephropathol. 2013;2(2):110-113.
doi:10.12860/JNP.2013.18
PMID: 24475436
PMCID: PMC3891150

Scopus id: 84881068324

Brief Report

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome presented with sudden renal failure and history of long-lasting psychosis and hypertension in a 42 years old women

*Corresponding author:Prof. Hamid Nasri, Department of Nephrology, Division of Nephropathology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.Tel.+983116692609,Fax.+983116692517. Email: hamidnasri@yahoo.com

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

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Revised: 11 Aug 2012

First published online: 01 Apr 2013
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