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J Pediatr. 1993 Dec;123(6):937-9.

Hypoprothrombinemia and severe hemorrhage associated with a lupus anticoagulant.

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.


We recently encountered a previously healthy 3-year-old girl who had severe bleeding resulting from a severe deficiency of prothrombin. A lupus anticoagulant was identified by several different methods. The patient was successfully treated with glucocorticoids. This rare complication of a lupus anticoagulant should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a previously well child who suddenly has hemorrhage.

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