Budd-Chiari syndrome in a patient with ulcerative colitis: Association with anticardiolipin antibodies

Luisa Praderio, Lorenzo Dagna, Paolo Longhi, Gianpaolo Rubin, Maria Grazia Sabbadini

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Abstract

This is the first reported case of a young patient with ulcerative colitis who developed acute Budd-Chiari syndrome and was found positive for anticardiolipin antibodies. Although an association between ulcerative colitis and Budd-Chiari syndrome, and between the latter and antiphospholipid antibodies, has been shown in the literature, the coexistence of these three conditions has never been reported. The patient we describe did poorly and was considered as a candidate for liver transplantation in spite of prompt heparin therapy, probably because of the presence of multiple risk factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-204
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000

Keywords

  • Anti-cardiolipin antibodies
  • Budd-Chiari
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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