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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
SKARE, Thelma Larocca. Leg ulcers and anticardiolipin antibodies. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.3, pp. 596-597. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000300032.
Prothrombotic phenomena are described in leg ulcers of different etiologies. This work attempts to verify the prevalence of anticardiolipin antibodies in such patients. For this purpose, 151 patients with leg ulcers and 150 control patients were studied and it was obtained clinical data and anticardiolipin antibodies titers. Anticardiolipin antibodies were detected in 7,2 % of the patients from the ulcer group against 1.3% of the patients in the control group (p=0.01). However, clinical characteristics were not different in patients with and without anticardiopilin antibodies
Keywords : Antibodies, anticardiolipin; Diabetic foot; Venous insufficiency.