Jejunal Ischemia in a 15 year old Female with Primary Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Literature

  • Maria Lourdes G. Genuino
Keywords: antiphospholipid antibodies, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, thrombosis, jejunal ischemia, pediatric, heparin


recognized in pediatrics as a cause of vascular thrombosis. Thrombotic
events are diverse and could affect any organ system. Intestinal
involvement however, is rarely reported for both the pediatric and
adult population. This paper describes the first locally reported case
of primary APS with jejunal ischemia in the pediatric age group.
It aims to highlight the pertinent clinical features as seen in this
patient. A review of literature is also provided on the current issues
on clinical significance of antiphospholipid antibodies and on optimal
anticoagulation treatment to prevent recurrence of thrombosis.