A case of extreme weight loss due to mesenteric ischemia and antiphospholipid syndrome

Clin Case Rep. 2018 Apr 14;6(6):1055-1059. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1524. eCollection 2018 Jun.

Abstract

Mesenteric ischemia and antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare combination but should be suspected as a differential diagnosis. This may be presented as diffuse abdominal pain typically after food intake, diarrhea, and weight loss. Early recognition is warranted, and nutrition, stenting, and anticoagulant treatments are indicated.

Keywords: Abdominal angina; abdominal pain; antiphospholipid syndrome; mesenteric ischemia; weight loss.

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