IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 44 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog3565.2017

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Open Access Case Report
A case of a pregnant patient with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, deep vein thrombosis, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia who suffered an intrauterine fetal death
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keiai Hospital, Obihiro, Japan
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2017, 44(6), 939–940; https://doi.org/10.12891/ceog3565.2017
Published: 10 December 2017
Abstract

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease caused by the persistence of antiphospholipid antibodies. Moreover, there is a significantly increased risk of pregnancy complications in women with APS. The treatment is antithrombotic therapy. However, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is known as a severe complication of heparin utilization. HIT is an autoimmune disease caused by anti-heparin antibodies. Nevertheless, patients with APS frequently receive heparin as treatment for thrombotic events. The authors report a case of a Japanese woman with Sjögren's syndrome (SjS) and deep vein thrombosis who became pregnant following assisted reproduction technology. However, she suffered an intrauterine fetal death associated with HIT.
Keywords
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
Sjögren’s syndrome
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
Intrauterine fetal death
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