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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 9, Issue 3, January 2014 pp 429-430
Pneumonia unmasking APLA syndrome
Yogeesha K.S.1, Jostol Pinto2
1Assistant Professor, 2Postgraduate Resident, Department of Microbiology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K. R.
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome can mimic various other illnesses. We present a patient who presented with features suggestive of consolidation but actually had pulmonary embolism. Despite anticoagulation, she developed cortical vein thrombosis within a short span of time. She improved with continued treatment. Timely clinical suspicion aided quicker recovery and reduced financial burden by avoiding excessive investigations.