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CPC: Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome Presenting as HELLP Syndrome

HSS Journal

Image - Photo of Doruk Erkan, MD, MPH
Doruk Erkan, MD, MPH
Associate Attending Rheumatologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Physician-Scientist, Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease
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Anne R. Bass, MD
Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
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Jane E. Salmon, MD
Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Senior Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Image - Photo of Michael D. Lockshin, MD
Michael D. Lockshin, MD
Attending Rheumatologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director, Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease

Diane George, MD
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Lisa Vasanth, MD
Department of Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery

Abstract:
A 29 year-old woman (Gravida 1 Para 0) was transferred to New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) for the evaluation of complete vision loss in the left eye, which occurred four days after an emergency medical abortion due to HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets) syndrome.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 3, Number 2.
View the full article at springerlink.com.

About the HSS Journal
HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.

 

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