Viral infection is known to induce transient autoimmunity in humans. Acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is implicated in occasional thrombosis formation. We here, for the first time, report a 19-year-old female who had an acute CMV infection, leading to a deep venous thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism along with transient appearance of lupus anticoagulant. The pathological role of antiphospholipid antibodies in CMV-mediated thrombosis is discussed.
Nakayama, T., Akahoshi, M., Irino, K., Kimoto, Y., Arinobu, Y., Niiro, H., … Akashi, K. (2014). Transient Antiphospholipid Syndrome Associated with Primary Cytomegalovirus Infection: A Case Report and Literature Review. Case Reports in Rheumatology, 2014, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/271548