Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Bilateral Spontaneous Adrenal Hemorrhage in Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Pace F1*, Sebastiani GD2, Galluzzo M3, Aguglia G1, Carlotti G1, Colombo GM1, Del Vecchio LR1, Schito MB1, Scuro L1, Tavanti A1, Vitto M1 and Guglielmelli E1

1Department of Emergency Medicine, San Camillo Hospital, Italy
2Department of Rheumatology Unit, San Camillo Hospital, Italy
3Department of Radiology, San Camillo Hospital, Italy

*Correspondance to: Federica Pace 

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is characterized by arterial and/or venous thrombosis independent of the size of the vessels. Deep veinthrombosis, pulmonary embolism and cerebrovascular thromboembolism represent the most frequent clinical manifestations while adrenal vessels are very rarely involved.Here we describe the case of a young male with primary APS who developed acute adrenal failure due to bilateral hemorrhage and we underline that full anticoagulation is the therapy of choice in patients with bleeding and high thrombophilic profile.


Pace F, Sebastiani GD, Galluzzo M, Aguglia G, Carlotti G, Colombo GM, et al. Bilateral Spontaneous Adrenal Hemorrhage in Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1677.

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