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June 1987

Recurrent Stroke Associated With Thymoma and Anticardiolipin Antibodies

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

• 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.