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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 310--313

Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome in a child with thrombotic microangiopathy

N Prasad1, D Bhadauria1, N Agarwal1, A Gupta1, P Gupta2, M Jain2, H Lal3 
1 Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
3 Department of Radiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

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N Prasad
Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Pin - 226 014
India

Thrombotic microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (TMHA) is not uncommon in clinical nephrology practice while antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is uncommon. Although less than 1% of patients with APS develop catastrophic APS (CAPS), its potential lethal outcome because of thrombosis in multiple organs and subsequent multiorgan failure emphasizes its importance in nephrology practice. Here is a case of catastrophic APS in a 7-year-old girl, who presented to us with TMHA associated with antiphospholipid antibodies and subsequently died because of CAPS.

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Prasad N, Bhadauria D, Agarwal N, Gupta A, Gupta P, Jain M, Lal H. Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome in a child with thrombotic microangiopathy.Indian J Nephrol 2012;22:310-313

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Prasad N, Bhadauria D, Agarwal N, Gupta A, Gupta P, Jain M, Lal H. Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome in a child with thrombotic microangiopathy. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Dec 9 ];22:310-313
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