Dicembre 2019 - Volume XXXVIII - numero 10
L'esperienza che insegna
UOC di Pediatria e Neonatologia, *UOC di Cardiologia, Ospedale di Ravenna,
AUSL della Romagna
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Key words: Thrombocytopoenia, Pulmonary embolism, Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome
The paper describes the case of a 17-year-old girl presenting with an initial diagnosis of severe idiopathic thrombocytopoenic purpura with negative ANA and positive Coombs test. After a first phase characterised by thrombocytopeonia with haemorrhagic manifestations, she developed a thrombotic event (pulmonary embolism) with a normal number of platelets, positive LAC, and anti-cardiolipin and anti-beta2-glycoprotein antibodies. Eventually, an anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome was diagnosed. The described case shows the complexity of a disease that resembles systemic lupus erythematosus but does not have the criteria to be diagnosed as such.
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