All publications of “Livia Almeida Dutra”

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Sneddon’s syndrome: case report and review of its relationship with antiphospholipid syndrome

Livia Almeida Dutra, Pedro Braga-Neto, José Luiz Pedroso, Orlando Graziani Povoas Barsottini

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000200018

The Sneddon’s syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the occurrence of cerebrovascular disease associated with livedo reticularis. The antiphospholipid syndrome is the most frequent type of acquired thrombophilia, defined by the occurrence of thrombosis or pregnancy morbidity in the presence of persistently positive antiphospholipid antibodies. Approximately 80% of Sneddon’s syndrome patients have an antiphospholipid antibody marker. These antibodies may play a pathogenetic role in some cases of Sneddon’s syndrome, and many authors consider these two syndromes as the same […]