A 50-year-old woman with no history of thrombosis or recurrent abortions developed pulmonary thromboembolism and bilateral hemorrhagic adrenal infarction with adrenal failure after hysterectomy for uterine fibroids. Anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) were detected in high titer and have persisted. She remains well, without further thromboses, taking steroid replacement and warfarin anticoagulation. The initial presentation of aCL related disease can be as thrombotic postoperative complications in middle-age.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||The Journal of Rheumatology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1991|
- Addison's disease
- Anticardiolipin antibodies
- Antiphospholipid syndrome