Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75--77

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presenting as pulmonary embolism in a young male


Vikas Gupta1, Tanvi Singla2, Bhupinder Singh2, Bishav Mohan2 
1 Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Unit . Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Vikas Gupta
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 001, Punjab
India

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a prothrombotic condition seen more commonly in females. APS may be primary or secondary to an underlying connective tissue disease like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which is also more common in females. We report an 18-year-old male who presented with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism and was later diagnosed as SLE with secondary APS. This case highlights a rare presentation of DVT with pulmonary embolism as the presenting manifestation of SLE with secondary APS in a young male. It also highlights the importance of recognizing this hypercoagulable state as the cause of pulmonary embolism since it has important therapeutic implications.


How to cite this article:
Gupta V, Singla T, Singh B, Mohan B. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presenting as pulmonary embolism in a young male.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2020;6:75-77


How to cite this URL:
Gupta V, Singla T, Singh B, Mohan B. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presenting as pulmonary embolism in a young male. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];6:75-77
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