Which arterial thrombosis-related findings are characteristic of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2018
  • Author: Suneel Movva, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Arterial thrombosis–related findings include the following:

  • Abnormal neurologic examination results (eg, stroke)

  • Digital ulcers

  • Gangrene of distal extremities (see image below)

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  • Signs of myocardial infarction

  • Heart murmur (frequently aortic) or mitral insufficiency (Libman-Sacks endocarditis)

  • Abnormal funduscopic examination results (retinal artery occlusion)


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