Hypoprothrombinemia and severe hemorrhage associated with a lupus anticoagulant

Juan Carlos Bernini, George R. Buchanan, Joy Ashcraft

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We recently encountered a previously healthy 3-year-old girl who had severe bleeding resulting from a severe deficiency of prothrombin. A lupus anticoagulant was identified by several different methods. The patient was successfully treated with glucocorticoids. This rare complication of a lupus anticoagulant should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a previously well child who suddenly has hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)937-939
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1993


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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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