Thrombosis in jugular vein in patient with anticardiolipin antibody and systemic lupus erythematosus

Marcel Antônio Camarosano Augusto Pereira do Nascimento Júnior Marcelo Casagrande José Maria Pereira de Godoy Domingo Marcolino Braile Roberto Acayaba de Toledo About the authors

The authors report the case of a 19-year-old patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with sudden and progressive edema in the left upper limb. She suffered from pain and visible collateral circulation in the left supra-clavicle region. Using a duplex scan, a diagnosis of venous thrombosis in the external left jugular vein was made. Laboratory tests proved the existence of anticardiolipin antibody.

anticardiolipin antibody; thrombosis; jugular vein; systemic lupus erythematosus

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