Síndrome antifosfolípide e trombocitopenia na infância
Revista Paulista de Pediatria, v. 30, n. 3, p. 443-449, 2012.
Turini, Roberta Bittencourt F.
Chechia, Taiana Emílio
Fernandes, Tadeu Augusto
Bom, Ana Paula K. P.
Objective: To report the case of a child diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome associated with severe thrombocytopenia, and to review the literature on the subject. Case description: Child aged nine years and eight months old with severe thrombocytopenia associated with a positive anticardiolipin antibody. Data were collected by clinical history, physical examination, and laboratorial exams. Diagnosis was confirmed according to criteria established for the antiophospholipid syndrome, associated with the presence of the most common manifestations of the syndrome in children: livedo reticularis and thrombocytopenia. Comments: The antiphospholipid syndrome is an uncommon pediatric disease, and clinical manifestations such as decreased platelet number should be considered.