Severe postpartum pulmonary, cardiac, and renal syndrome associated with antiphospholipid antibodies

Michael J. Kupferminc, Men Jean Lee, David Green, Alan M Peaceman

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Abstract

Background: The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome has been associated with thromboembolic events, thrombocytopenia, fetal death, fetal growth retardation, and early-onset severe preeclampsia. Case: A postpartum woman developed fever, pulmonary infiltrates, cardiac conduction defects, and renal insufficiency following severe preeclampsia. She tested positive for lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibody, and responded to steroid therapy and plasmapheresis. Conclusion: The postpartum multi-system involvement suggests that a variety of clinical presentations may be associated with antiphospholipid antibodies. Treatment with plasmapheresis or corticosteroids may be of value in similar cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)806-807
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume83
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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Antiphospholipid Antibodies
Plasmapheresis
Pre-Eclampsia
Postpartum Period
Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor
Anticardiolipin Antibodies
Fetal Death
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Fetal Growth Retardation
Thrombocytopenia
Renal Insufficiency
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Fever
Steroids
Lung
Therapeutics
Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with pulmonary hemorrhage
Cardiac Conduction Defect

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