The circulating lupus anticoagulant is a spontaneously acquired immunoglobulin that has been associated in vivo with an increased risk of thrombotic episodes. We describe the case of a young woman with central retinal-artery occlusion associated with circulating lupus anticoagulant in the absence of systemic lupus erythematosus or any other autoimmune or collagen vascular disease. In cases of central retinal-artery occlusion without apparent cause, the presence of the lupus anticoagulant should be excluded especially in cases that have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1989|