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A maternal death due to thrombotic disease associated with anticardiolipin antibody.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3827544     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of fetal death at 30 weeks' gestation followed by the unexpected death of the mother 28 1/2 hours later. At postmortem examination, extensive small-vessel thrombi were found in the maternal organs, including the uterus, kidney, and heart. In retrospect the mother had evidence of chronic pericarditis and myocarditis. Laboratory tests of antemortem serum demonstrated elevated titers of anti-double-stranded DNA and of anticardiolipin antibodies.
R W Bendon; J Wilson; B Getahun; J van der Bel-Kahn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-16     Completed Date:  1987-04-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiolipins / immunology*
DNA / immunology
Fetal Death / etiology,  immunology,  pathology
Kidney / pathology
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*,  immunology,  pathology
Myocardium / pathology
Myometrium / pathology
Pericardium / pathology
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / etiology*,  immunology,  pathology
Thrombosis / etiology*,  immunology,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies; 0/Cardiolipins; 9007-49-2/DNA

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