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Rheumatology International

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 167–168 | Cite as

Hughes syndrome associated with varicella infection

  • Imad Uthman
  • Ali Taher
  • Ismail Khalil
Case Report

Abstract.

We report a case of Hughes syndrome 1 week after the occurrence of chickenpox. The patient presented with the clinical picture of acute right iliofemoropopliteal deep vein thrombosis. IgM and IgG anticardiolipin (aCL) were both positive upon admission. The IgM aCL antibodies were still positive 6 weeks later, which suggests their role as a predisposing factor of deep vein thrombosis.

Varicella Hughes syndrome Antiphospholipid syndrome Anticardiolipin antibodies 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Imad Uthman
    • 1
  • Ali Taher
    • 2
  • Ismail Khalil
    • 3
  1. 1.American University of Beirut, Medical Center, P.O. Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

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