Relapsing splenic vein thrombosis associated with antiphospholipid antibodies in a patient with Wegener granulomatosis

K. S. Steen, M. J. Peters, S. Zweegman, P. G. De Groot, A. E. Voskuyl

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Relapsing splenic vein thrombosis, a very rare complication of Wegener granulomatosis (WG), is described in a female patient. Positive antiphospholipid antibodies found in this case are a rare occurrence in primary vasculitis, especially in WG. This probably caused or accentuated an effect of the WG on the splenic vein. Treatment of such patients with antiphospholipid syndrome and WG must include anticoagulation and immunosuppression and, as noted in this patient, the splenic vein thrombosis and other antiphospholipid syndrome and WG can resolve quickly. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Clinical Rheumatology
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

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NameJournal of Clinical Rheumatology


  • Relapsing splenic vein thrombosis
  • Wegener granulomatosis

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