'Catastrophic' antiphospholipid syndrome.

@article{Maddison2000CatastrophicAS,
  title={'Catastrophic' antiphospholipid syndrome.},
  author={Peter J. Maddison and Carolyn T Kalinowski Thorpe and Jim R C Seale and Waqas Ahmed and G S Whiteley},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 7},
  pages={484-8}
}
When 'catastrophic' is applied as an adjective to the antiphospholipid syndrome, it implies a characteristic presentation due to predominantly small blood vessel thrombosis leading to rapidly progressive failure of multiple organs and a frequently fatal outcome. We present the case of a 48-year-old woman who presented with the 'catastrophic' antiphospholipid syndrome without previous history of coagulation disorder or connective tissue disease that illustrates the difficulties in diagnosing and… CONTINUE READING

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