Primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and cardiac involvement in a child

S. B. Clauss, M. J. Manco-Johnson, E. Quivers, C. Takemoto, P. J. Spevak

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We report a case of polyvalvar disease and recurrent thrombosis in a 2-year-old boy due to primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. His diagnosis was delayed, and he was treated for other diagnoses, including culture-negative endocarditis. Primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is rarely discussed in the pediatric cardiology literature, and this case highlights the need for early diagnosis to prevent recurrent valve dysfunction and thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-294
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2003


  • Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
  • Valve thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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