Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome mimicking multiple sclerosis clinically and by magnetic resonance imaging

Thomas F. Scott, David Hess, Jon Brillman

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Abstract

The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, frequently seen in young individuals, is often associated with transient ischemic attacks or strokes. In some cases, this syndrome may be difficult to distinguish from exacerbating and remitting multiple sclerosis. We report four such cases. In addition, the finding of hyperintense signals on magnetic resonance imaging in multiple sclerosis may also be seen in the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, as demonstrated in these cases. Small strokes that affect the white matter in the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome may be misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)917-920
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume154
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 25 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Stroke
Transient Ischemic Attack
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Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome mimicking multiple sclerosis clinically and by magnetic resonance imaging. / Scott, Thomas F.; Hess, David; Brillman, Jon.

In: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 154, No. 8, 25.04.1994, p. 917-920.

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