A 31-year-old man developed thrombophlebitis of the right iliofemoral veins. Three weeks later he was admitted with an attack of dyspnea at rest. Pulmonary perfusion scan showed multiple wedge-shaped filling defects compatible with pulmonary emboli. Coagulation tests revealed the presence of lupus anticoagulant, while the ANF test was negative. The literature describes increased risk of thromboembolic disease in patients with lupus anticoagulant.
|State||Published - 1985|