Stroke presenting with an isolated foot drop in a patient with antiphospholipid syndrome: an uncommon clinical entity
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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a disease characterized by hypercoagulable state and thrombotic events. Cerebrovascular disease is a common manifestation in APS and there are many different presentations of stroke.
We herein describe a patient with APS presenting with isolated foot drop associated with stroke, which is commonly attributed to peripheral etiologies like a peroneal nerve lesion.
A 60-year-old woman was admitted to our clinic with right-sided foot drop that occurred 8 days ago. She had ascribed it to trauma where she fell down on her knee followed by dorsiflexion weakness of the right foot. The previous neurological history was unremarkable. She was hypertensive and diabetic with mild chronic renal failure. She had been admitted to a rheumatology clinic with joint pain in wrist and knees for approximately 20 years ago, was found positive for antiphospholipid antibodies, and was diagnosed as undifferentiated connective tissue disease with comorbid...
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