• 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.
Levine SR, Diaczok IM, Deegan MJ, et al. Recurrent Stroke Associated With Thymoma and Anticardiolipin Antibodies. Arch Neurol. 1987;44(6):678–679. doi:10.1001/archneur.1987.00520180090026
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.