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Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome with Severe Acute Thrombotic Microangiopathy and Hemorrhagic Complications

1Department of Medicine, University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
2Division of Hematology, University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
3Department of Pathology, University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
4Division of Rheumatology, University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
5Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami, Clinical Research Building, Suite 825, 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA

Received 23 August 2013; Revised 19 October 2013; Accepted 13 November 2013

Academic Editor: Abhay R. Satoskar

Copyright © 2013 Gerardo B. Vieregge et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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