Bleeding gastric varices and antiphospholipid syndrome

Gaya, D., Oien, K., Stanley, A. and Morris, A. (2005) Bleeding gastric varices and antiphospholipid syndrome. Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2(3), pp. 156-159. (doi: 10.1038/ncpgasthep0110)

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Abstract

Background A 35-year-old woman with a past history of antiphospholipid syndrome and near-fatal vascular thrombosis was transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK, for investigation of 'obscure' gastrointestinal bleeding in the context of long-term oral anticoagulation therapy. Initial endoscopic examination revealed isolated gastric varices with stigmata of recent hemorrhage. She had no prior history of liver disease or portal hypertension. Investigations to ascertain the cause of her varices were performed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Oien, Professor Karin
Authors: Gaya, D., Oien, K., Stanley, A., and Morris, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology and Hepatology
ISSN:1743-4378

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