Characterization of the thrombin generation profile in systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic inflammatory autoimmune disorder. Thrombotic events occur at a higher incidence among SLE patients. The investigation of thrombin generation (TG) with calibrated automated thrombogram (CAT) test as a global hemostasis assay is applicable for the...

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Main Authors: Kern Anita
Barabas E.
Balog Attila
Burcsar S.
Kiszelak M.
Vásárhelyi Barna
Format: Article
Published: 2017
Series:PHYSIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 104 No. 1
doi:10.1556/2060.104.2017.1.5

mtmt:3211995
Online Access:http://publicatio.bibl.u-szeged.hu/15989
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Summary:Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic inflammatory autoimmune disorder. Thrombotic events occur at a higher incidence among SLE patients. The investigation of thrombin generation (TG) with calibrated automated thrombogram (CAT) test as a global hemostasis assay is applicable for the overall functional assessment of the hemostasis. The aim of this study was to characterize the hemostatic alterations observed in SLE by CAT assay. In this study, CAT parameters and basic coagulation parameters of SLE patients (n = 22) and healthy control subjects (n = 34) were compared. CAT area under the curve (i.e., endogenous thrombin potential) was lower than normal in SLE (807 vs. 1,159 nM*min, respectively), whereas other CAT parameters (peak, lag time, time to peak, and velocity index) and the basic coagulation tests were within the normal range. The presence of anti-phospholipid antibodies and the applied therapy was not associated with hemostasis parameters in SLE. We concluded that the reported high risk of thrombosis is not related to TG potential.
Physical Description:35-41
ISSN:2498-602X