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Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome and pulmonary embolism in a 3-year-old child.

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We report a rare example of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) in a young child. A 3-year-old girl with no previous medical history presented with extensive and recurrent thromboses. The diagnosis of CAPS was based on the occurrence of cardiopulmonary embolism in the child with a high titre of autoantibodies directed against phospholipids and beta-2-glycoprotein 1. In spite of a relatively rapid diagnosis and multiple treatments, the outcome was unfavourable. Multimodality imaging, including both ultrasonography and spiral CT, allowed close follow-up of the thromboses.

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inserm-00473762 , version 1 (16-04-2010)

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Carine Olivier, Eleonore Blondiaux, Thierry Blanc, Jeanne-Yvonne Borg, Jean-Nicolas Dacher. Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome and pulmonary embolism in a 3-year-old child.. Pediatric Radiology, 2006, 36 (8), pp.870-3. ⟨10.1007/s00247-006-0183-5⟩. ⟨inserm-00473762⟩
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