Five patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in whom a 'lupus type' circulating anticoagulant was found, exhibited recurrent episodes of arterial and/or venous thrombo-embolic phenomena. In one patient, the thrombo-embolic phenomena altered with periods of bleeding tendency. All patients got treatment for their basic disease, however the circulating anticoagulant did not disappear. Three patients underwent surgical procedures and only in one of them was it complicated by hemorrhage. The bleeding episodes were generally associated with hypoprothrombinemia or thrombocytopenia.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Rhumatologie - Revue International de Rhumatologie|
|State||Published - 1980|