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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

Case Report

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.