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[When to start the long-term anticoagulation if antiphospholipid antibodies are present in high concentration--case report of the twin brothers].

Authors
  • Chudzik, Dariusz
  • Stepniak, Cezary
  • Majdan, Maria
Type
Published Article
Journal
Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
Publication Date
May 01, 2006
Volume
115
Issue
5
Pages
463–466
Identifiers
PMID: 17195362
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors describe the observation of twin brothers with high concentrations of antiphospholipid anibodies in both of them, and the clinical manifestation of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and later systemic lupus erythematosus in first, without any clinical signs and symptoms in the other. The literature reports of twins with APS were analyzed and the discussion about long-term anticoagulation beginning proposed.

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