Thrombotic microangiopathy in the course of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome successfully treated with eculizumab: case report and systematic review of the literature Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Objective The purpose of this study was to characterize the role of eculizumab, a monoclonal antibody against the terminal complement component C5, in patients with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS). Methods We present a case report of a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and CAPS treated with eculizumab, as well as results of a systematic review of the literature. Results Including our patient, we identified 11 case reports of patients with CAPS treated with eculizumab. All of them had partial or total remission of symptoms. Conclusion Data on eculizumab efficacy in CAPS are promising but are limited to single case reports. More studies are needed to develop evidence-based recommendations for eculizumab use in CAPS.

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  • May 2020

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