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Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi. 2017 Dec 1;56(12):974-976. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0578-1426.2017.12.018.

[The 460th case: lower extremity edema, positive fecal occult blood].

[Article in Chinese; Abstract available in Chinese from the publisher]

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Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China.

Abstract

in English, Chinese

An 61-year-old woman presenting deep vein thrombosis and persistent positive anticardiolipin antibodies was diagnosed as antiphospholipid syndrome and treated with low molecular weight heparin. Before and after anticoagulant therapy, continuous positive fecal occult-blood was found asymptomatically. Colonoscopy confirmed rectal cancer. Antiphospholipid autoantibodies are non-specially positive in some malignances, especially in elder onset patients. Thus, routine screening of malignancies is strongly suggested.

KEYWORDS:

Antibodies, antiphospholipid; Antiphospholipid syndrome; Neoplasms

PMID:
29202544
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