Lysis and thrombosis: Manifestation of the same disease

Smyrna Abou Antoun, Boutros El-Haddad, Edgard Wehbe, Thomas Schulz

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A 19-year-old female patient presented to the emergency department 6 hr after an episode of headache followed by brief loss of consciousness. The episode was associated with jerking of extremities and rapid recovery was reported without confusion or focal neurologic deficit. She reported having tension-like headaches for several months. She denied any fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, or head trauma. Physical examination revealed an obese, pale patient with flat affect. Her temperature was 99°F, pulse: 90 beats per minute, and blood pressure 110/75 mmHg without evidence of orthostasis. Neurological examination was pertinent for right Babinski sign. Her initial complete blood count revealed hemoglobin: 6.0 g/dL, hematocrit: 18%, MCV: 91.8 fl, platelet count: 116 × 103 per microliter, and leukocyte count: 6,700 per microliter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-507
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Hematology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

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