Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases (2019-05-01)

Thromboses in tuberculosis are linked to antiphosphatidylethanolamine antibodies levels: A cross-sectional study

  • Simon Bessis,
  • Daniel Bertin,
  • Matthieu Million,
  • Line Meddeb,
  • Michel Drancourt,
  • Jean-Christophe Lagier,
  • Jean-Louis Mège,
  • Nathalie Bardin,
  • Philippe Brouqui

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 15


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Venous thromboses have been associated with tuberculosis, but the relationship with circulating anticoagulant has not been studied yet. In a cohort of 48 patients with tuberculosis, 22.9% of them presented with venous thromboses significantly associated with dose dependent level of antiphosphophatidyl-ethanolamine antibodies. Keywords: Tuberculosis, Deep vein thrombosis, Pulmonary embolism, Antiphospholipds antibodies, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Anti-phosphatidylethanolamine antibodies