August 1986

Association of Lupuslike Anticoagulant and Nonvasculitic Cerebral Infarction

Author Affiliations

From the Longwood Area Neurology Program, Harvard Medical School, and Beth Israel and Children's Hospitals, Boston.

Arch Neurol. 1986;43(8):851-852. doi:10.1001/archneur.1986.00520080089033

• The lupus anticoagulant has been theoretically linked with cerebrovascular dysfunction. All previously described patients, however, have had other con-comitant conditions known to predispose them to stroke. The patient described herein demonstrates the association of a lupuslike anticoagulant with thrombotic vascular occlusion in the central nervous system in the absence of other causes of vasculopathy.