Multiple transient ischaemic attacks and a mild thrombotic stroke in a HIV-positive patient with anticardiolipin antibodies

Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 1990 Aug;1(3):333-5. doi: 10.1097/00001721-199008000-00012.


Antiphospholipid antibodies (APA) have been reported to be associated with thrombosis in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and in many other clinical groups. However, although these antibodies have been identified in a substantial number of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), in this case an association with thrombosis has not been evident. We describe a patient with HIV infection who had anticardiolipin antibodies (ACA) but no lupus anticoagulant (LA) who had recurrent transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) and a mild stroke.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Autoantibodies / blood*
  • Cardiolipins / immunology*
  • Female
  • HIV Seropositivity / complications*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / complications*
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / complications*


  • Autoantibodies
  • Cardiolipins