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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 56, No. 1, 2008, pp. 77-78
Bioline Code: ni08018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Neurology India, Vol. 56, No. 1, 2008, pp. 77-78

 en Non-traumatic carotid dissection and stroke associated with anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome: Report of a case and review of the literature
Kluger, Benzi M.; Hughes, Richard L.; Anderson, C. Alan & Hassell, Kathryn L.


Young adults with stroke frequently do not have any of the traditional risk factors associated with stroke, prompting a search for other mechanical and hypercoagulable causes. The authors report a young man presenting with stroke and subsequently diagnosed with a carotid dissection. Recurrent strokes while on heparin prompted a search for a second etiology and the patient was found to have antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Although these conditions may be coincidental, we propose that their interaction was significant in this patient′s presentation. Other reports of this association will also be reviewed.

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, carotid dissection, stroke

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