Severe digital ischemia-a presenting symptom of malignancy-associated antiphospholipid syndrome

Alon Grossman, A. Gafter-Gvili, H. Green, I. Ben Aharon, S. M. Stemmer, Y. Molad, I. Krause

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Abstract

The association of the antiphospholipid syndrome with malignancy has been extensively reported. Raynaud's phenomenon has also been reported to be associated with various malignancies. In this report, we describe two patients who presented with severe digital ischemia mimicking Raynaud's phenomenon. The patients were found to have antiphospholipid syndrome, and upon extensive evaluation, a diagnosis of a malignancy was made. This report highlights the importance of malignancy workup in patients with severe digital ischemia associated with antiphospholipid syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalLupus
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Malignancy
  • Raynaud's phenomenon

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