Antiphospholipid syndrome presenting with acute digital ischaemia, avascular necrosis of the femoral head and superior mesenteric artery thrombus
- 1Department of Vascular Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
- 2Department of Renal Medicine, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
- Correspondence to Dr Christopher Robert Crome,
This case illustrates a rare and unique case of a 73-year-old woman who presents with a rapidly developing digital ischaemia, superior mesenteric artery thrombus with positive-lupus anticoagulant. She then developed avascular necrosis of the femoral head. Discussion of the process of diagnosis and management of antiphospholipid syndrome and catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome are reported.