Multiorgan thrombotic disorders in systemic lupus erythematosus: a common link?

R A Asherson, R Cervera, J Font
Lupus 1992, 1 (4): 199-203
Multiorgan thrombotic disorders have been described in a variety of conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus. Among these are the 'catastrophic' antiphospholipid syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation and the thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-haemolytic uraemic syndrome. In this review we briefly analyse some specific clinical and haematological characteristics of these conditions and attempt to uncover common links between them.

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