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Título: Leg Ulcers in Antiphospholipid Syndrome Secondary to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Treated with Intravenous Immunoglobulin
Autor: Santos, G
João, A
Sousa, L
Palavras-chave: HSAC DER
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Intravenous Immunoglobulin
Data: 2014
Editora: Pubmed Central
Citação: J Dermatol Case Rep. 2014 Jun 30;8(2):38-41
Resumo: BACKGROUND: Despite encouraging reports on the efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in antiphospholipid syndrome, the clinical value of this treatment is not well established, and most of the data are based on case reports and small series of patients. OBSERVATION: We describe the significant improvement of leg ulcers with IVIg in a 61-year-old female, with diabetes mellitus, venous peripherical insufficiency and secondary antiphospholipid syndrome to systemic lupus erythematosus. CONCLUSIONS: This case illustrates a rare cause of leg ulcers and documents that IVIg may be an effective adjuvant treatment in the management of selected patients with antiphospholipid syndrome when conventional strategies using subcutaneous heparin and low-dose aspirin are insufficient.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.17/2109
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