Transient antiphospholipid syndrome associated with primary cytomegalovirus infection: a case report and literature review

Tsuyoshi Nakayama, Mitsuteru Akahoshi, Kensuke Irino, Yasutaka Kimoto, Yojiro Arinobu, Hiroaki Niiro, Hiroshi Tsukamoto, Takahiko Horiuchi, Koichi Akashi

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Abstract

Viral infection is known to induce transient autoimmunity in humans. Acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is implicated in occasional thrombosis formation. We here, for the first time, report a 19-year-old female who had an acute CMV infection, leading to a deep venous thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism along with transient appearance of lupus anticoagulant. The pathological role of antiphospholipid antibodies in CMV-mediated thrombosis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271548
JournalCase reports in rheumatology
Volume2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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