Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Unusual Presentation in a Seventy Two Year Old Man

Case report


Ajaj A, Luhishi E, Metaraiah E

Pinderfields General Hospital, Medical & Ophthalmology Department, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trusts, Wakefield, UK

Libyan J Med. AOP: 080311


A 72 year old man with a history of TIAs and stroke with unexplained moderately raised ESR presented a year later with rapid deterioration of vision in his left eye because of central retinal vein occlusion. Primary antiphospholipid syndrome is found in patients with history of arterial or venous thromboembolism, thrombocytopenia and recurrent fetal loss without features of SLE.

Keywords: Antiphospholipid, Central Retinal Vein Occlusion, Thrombotic events.