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Cerebrovascular accident and myocardial infarction associated with anticardiolipin antibodies in a young woman with systemic lupus erythematosus.
  1. Y Maaravi,
  2. E Raz,
  3. D Gilon,
  4. A Rubinow
  1. Department of Medicine, Mount Scopus, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.


    A 26 year old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus, including malar rash, photosensitivity, and arthritis, developed a cerebrovascular accident and acute myocardial infarction. High titres to antinuclear factor, anti-DNA antibodies, positive Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test, and anticardiolipin antibodies were found in her serum. A possible association between the presence of anticardiolipin antibodies and the two major thrombotic events is discussed.

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