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Is clubbing a feature of the anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome?
  1. A. W. Harris,
  2. T. A. Harding,
  3. M. D. Gaitonde,
  4. J. D. Maxwell
  1. Department of Medicine, St George's Hospital, London, UK.


    A patient with the anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome and digital clubbing is described. No recognized cause for the clubbing was found. It is suggested that platelet aggregation and microthrombi formation as a result of anti-phospholipid antibody may be involved in the pathogenesis of the digital clubbing. This may be a new feature of the anti-phospholipid antibody.

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