Lupus anticoagulant

Last revised by Joshua Yap on 1 Jun 2023

Lupus anticoagulant refers to an immunoglobulin that binds to phospholipids and proteins associated with cell membranes. The name lupus "anticoagulant" is in fact a misnomer as it is a prothrombotic agent. Patients with lupus anticoagulant have a primary hypercoagulable state and a greater propensity for thrombosis.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: with bithalamic infarction
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