Objective: To discuss two cases of intrapulmonary haemorrhage with CAPS which presented a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in Intensive Care and review literature related to CAPS. Methods: Descriptive case studies of two ICU patients with CAPS and a review of CAPS literature. Results: CAPS with pulmonary haemorrhage as seen in our two patients is uncommon and can be due to therapeutic anticoagulation prescribed to prevent thrombotic complications in APS. Conclusions: ICU clinicians need to be aware of CAPS and its management. Intrapulmonary haemorrhage can complicate CAPS and makes treatment of the underlying ischaemic organ failure more difficult.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Care of the Critically Ill|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2008|
- Catastrophic antiphospholid syndrome
- Intensive care
- Pulmonary haemorrhage