How does systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) cause stroke during pregnancy?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Carmel Armon, MD, MSc, MHS; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is one of the disorders that is most common in women. SLE is associated with cerebrovascular events arising from hypercoagulability associated with antiphospholipid antibodies or vasculitis. Thrombus may have a cardiac origin or may come from within the intracranial vasculature. [75]


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