publication . Article . 2014

Antiphospholipid Syndrome: primary or secondary to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus? Description of a clinical case of avitaminosis D in premenopausal woman with pseudo-Cushing syndrome

Mauro Turrin; Sergio Martinelli;
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  • Published: 26 Jun 2014 Journal: Clinical Management Issues (issn: 2283-3137, eissn: 1973-4832, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SEEd
Abstract
Low vitamin D levels have been described in obese individuals and in some autoimmune diseases, such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and primary antiphospholipid syndrome (pAPS). In particular, more than 50% of premenopausal women with pAPS have hypovitaminosis D. In this issue we report a case of an obese, premenopausal, and hypertensive woman with pseudo-Cushing syndrome, affected by deep venous thrombosis associated with pulmonary embolism after rib fracture who presented hypovitaminosis D. 7 years before, diagnosis of pAPS had been made after the detection of thrombocytopenia (present at a young age) and arterial ischemia of a lower limb. For seven year...
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mesheuropmc: skin and connective tissue diseasesimmune system diseases
free text keywords: Thrombocytopenia, R5-920, Vitamin D, Internal medicine, Antiphospholipid syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Autoimmunity, Antiphospholipid syndrome; Venous thromboembolism; Thrombocytopenia; Oral anticoagulation; Vitamin D; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Obesity; Autoantibodies; Autoimmunity, Venous thromboembolism, Medicine (General), Oral anticoagulation, Autoantibodies, Obesity
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publication . Article . 2014

Antiphospholipid Syndrome: primary or secondary to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus? Description of a clinical case of avitaminosis D in premenopausal woman with pseudo-Cushing syndrome

Mauro Turrin; Sergio Martinelli;