Peripheral arterial thrombosis in systemic lupus erythematosis and nephrotic syndrome: Possible association with protein s deficiency

Beşbaş N., DOĞRU ERSÖZ D., Bakkaloǧlu A., ÖZEN S., Balkanci F., Saatçi Ü.

Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol.39, no.1, pp.143-147, 1997 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-147
  • Keywords: Arterial thrombosis, Nephrotic syndrome, Protein s deficiency, Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Arterial thrombosis in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and nephrotic syndrome have been Infrequently reported. A 16-year-old boy with SLE and longstanding nephratic syndrome presented with peripheral arterial thrombosis when his lupus was at an inactive stage. He did not have antiphospholipid antibodies but had low serum antithrombin III and protein S levels. We suggest that the thrombotic event is not related to antiphospholipid antibodies but to nephrotic syndrome and possibly to acquired protein S deficiency.