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J Korean Diabetes Assoc. 2003 Apr;27(2):165-171. Korean. Case Report.
Kim CS , Song DH , Park J , Park JS , Nam JY , Kim Y , Yoon HJ , Kim DM , Yoon SJ , Ahn CW , Cha BS , Lim SK , Kim KR , Lee HC .
Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Antiphospholipid syndrome is a disorder characterized by recurrent vascular thrombosis, pregnancy loss and thrombocytopenia, and the presence of the lupus anticoagulant or a positive anticardiolipin test. A link of antiphospholipid syndrome to diabetes mellitus has not been established. There have been no reports of large artery thrombosis associated with antiphospholipid syndrome or diabetes mellitus. We present a case of an adult with large artery thrombosis, elevated anticardiolipin antibodies and lupus anticoagulant associated with diabetes. The patient was managed by successful primary percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stent implantation, with accompanying anticoagulation therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first case where the occluded large artery was treated with primary stent implantation in primary antiphospholipid syndrome with diabetes mellitus

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