Postoperative primary adrenal failure in a patient with anticardiolipin antibodies

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Rheumatology
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Addison's disease
  • Anticardiolipin antibodies
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome

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