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Volume 49, Number 2, April 2016

Co-occurrence of Leriche syndrome and antiphospholipid syndrome in a man with refractory ulcers of the lower limbs 

Tai-Chin Hsieh, Po-Ren Hsueh, Fang-Lan Yu, Shio-Shin Jean, Fu-Lun Chen, Tsong-Yih Ou, Wen-Sen Lee


Corresponding author:

Corresponding author, Wen-Sen Lee, No. 111, Section 3, Hsing Long Road, Taipei 116, Taiwan. 


Background and purpose: 

Leriche syndrome is a rare variant of atherosclerotic occlusive disease characterized by total occlusion of abdominal aorta and/or common iliac arteries.1 The antiphospholipid syndrome is a prothrombotic disorder that can affect both venous and arterial thrombosis.2 Co-occurrence of antiphospholipid syndrome and Leriche syndrome is extremely rare. Here, we report a male patient with refractory ulcers of the right foot; he received antibiotic therapy and surgical debridement during hospitalization, however, the ulcer wound did not heal well.