This is the report of a case of a 63-year-old woman, with a history of recurrent deep vein thrombosis, who was admitted with abdominal pain and diagnosed with bilateral adrenal hemorrhage, resulting in acute adrenal insufficiency. Several risk factors for adrenal hemorrhage were present: stress because of infection, treatment with the factor Xa-inhibitor rivaroxaban and the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. Venous thrombosis of the adrenal glands with subsequent hemorrhagic infarction is a possible mechanism. It is currently unclear if patients with antiphospholipid syndrome can be treated effectively and safely with a nonvitamin K-antagonist oral anticoagulant.
|Journal||Blood Coagulation and fibrinolysis|
|Publication status||Published - 1. Jan 2017|
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Venous thromboembolism