Intern. Med. volume 35, issue 11, P842-843 1996 DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.35.842 View full text
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Takeyoshi KUNIEDA

Abstract: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is frequently associated with venous thrombosis and therefore leads to someserious pulmonary thromboembolism (1), either acute and chronic.Complication of chronic pulmonary hypertension (2) due to chronic major vessel (macro) thromboembolism caused by APSis not rare. On the other hand, unexplained pulmonary hypertension represented by vasoconstrictive types with and without plexiform lesions (3) is known to be caused by some autoimmuneabnormalities (4) seen in some collagen dis…

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