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Budd-Chiari syndrome as the major thrombotic complication of systemic lupus erythematosus with the lupus anticoagulant.
  1. M Averbuch,
  2. Y Levo


    A patient with systemic lupus erythematosus was first diagnosed after she had developed the Budd-Chiari syndrome. We believe that the Budd-Chiari syndrome was part of her tendency for thrombosis, induced by the presence of a lupus anticoagulant. The association between enhanced thrombosis and the lupus anticoagulant is discussed, and the need for prompt recognition and administration of anticoagulant therapy is emphasised.

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