Circulation Journal
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Intra-Vascular Ultrasound Findings of Diffuse Coronary Atherosclerotic Change in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus With Secondary Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Yasumasa IkedaShusuke YagiHiroshi YamaguchiMitsunori FujimuraShunji HashizumeKen-ichi AiharaMasashi AkaikeHiroyuki AzumaToshio Matsumoto
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Volume 70 (2006) Issue 8 Pages 1082-1085

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) are autoimmune inflammatory diseases associated with juvenile atherosclerosis and thrombosis, respectively. A 44-year-old woman who had SLE with secondary APS had been treated with corticosteroid therapy, however, her inflammatory marker had never been within a normal range in her clinical course, and finally acute myocardial infarction was developed. Intra-vascular ultrasound also revealed diffuse coronary atherosclerosis progression for her age, which might result from SLE and APS, including vascular inflammation. (Circ J 2006; 70: 1082 - 1085)

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