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ABSTRACT: The clinical manifestations of Sneddon's syndrome (cerebrovascular disorder, livedo reticularis, peripheral venous thrombosis++, cardiac pathology, obstetric pathology--fetal loss and intrauterine fetal death) are characteristic of the antiphospholipid syndrome. A lupus anticoagulant (LA), one of the types of antiphospholipid antibodies, was detected in the blood plasma of 18 out of 30 patients with Sneddon's syndrome. The negative results of LA-examination in 12 patients don't exclude the presence of other antiphospholipid antibodies. So 16 of 30 patients had anticardiolipin antibodies, among them being 6 LA-negative patients. The authors discuss the significance of antiphospholipid antibodies in the genesis of vascular abnormalities in patients with Sneddon's syndrome.
Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova (Moscow, Russia: 1952) 02/1990; 90(7):104-7. · 0.06 Impact Factor