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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

On-line version ISSN 2631-2581Print version ISSN 1019-8113


NEYRA-LEON, Jesús  and  APARCANA-MACHADO, Juliana. Rare presentation of primary antiphospholipid syndrome associated with hyperhomocysteinemia as a cause of recurrent ischemic stroke in young male. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.2, pp.110-112. ISSN 2631-2581.

We present the case of a 38-year-old male patient with a history of recurrent ischemic cerebrovascular disease without determined etiology and venous thrombosis in lower limbs. Due to the aetiological diversity of cerebral infarction in a young adult, he underwent a series of clinical tests, which resulted in the diagnosis of a primary antiphospholipid syndrome associated with hyperhomocysteinemia.

Once the diagnosis was made, he was given therapy with anticoagulants and corticoid pulses; with posterior improvement. Antiphospholipid syndrome is part of the differential diagnosis in young women with cerebral infarction; most cases have been reported in its secondary form, but finding it in primary form and in a male patient is rare. Also, increased homocysteine values are related to the severity of the first cerebrovascular event, but not to recurrent events.

Keywords : Antiphospholipid Syndrome; cerebral Infarction; young adult; homocysteine..

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