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June 1987

Recurrent Stroke Associated With Thymoma and Anticardiolipin Antibodies

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Center for Cerebrovascular Disease Research (Drs Levine, Diaczok, Kieran, Feit, Elias, and Welch), and the Department of Pathology (Dr Deegan), Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Dr Levine is currently a research fellow of the American Heart Association of Michigan, Detroit.

Arch Neurol. 1987;44(6):678-679. doi:10.1001/archneur.1987.00520180090026
Abstract

• A 44-year-old woman developed recurrent thrombotic cerebral cortical infarctions. IgG and IgM anticardiolipin antibodies were found, as was a thymoma. To our knowledge, these antiphospholipid antibodies, which may inhibit prostacyclin formation and alter platelet function, have not been previously associated with this thymic neoplasm, an association we believe is not coincidental.

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