Bilateral Internal Carotid Artery Occlusions in a Young Patient with Nephrotic Syndrome
Hypercoagulable states resulting from nephrotic syndrome are focused on as factors of arterial thrombosis. We report on a 29-year-old woman with nephrotic syndrome presenting two episodes of cerebral infarction due to recurrent internal carotid artery occlusions. As she had no clinical evidence of other underlying conditions such as cardioembolism, arteriosclerosis or arteritis, the presence of nephrotic syndrome was speculated to be a significant factor in the onset of arterial occlusions. Nephrotic syndrome, which often complicates a hypercoagulable state, should be noted as a factor of cerebral infarction, especially in young patients.
- Acta medica et biologica
Acta medica et biologica 43 (2), 117-120, 1995-06
Niigata University School of Medicine