Autoimmunity, preeclampsia and splenic rupture: a case report and literature review Academic Article uri icon


  • Antiphospholipid antibody (APLA) syndrome is an autoimmune disease which is associated with preeclampsia and can cause thromboembolic events in several organs including the spleen. This report includes a case of post-partum splenic rupture in a woman with preeclampsia in the presence of APLA syndrome and a literature review of splenic rupture during the third trimester and puerperium. Unlike the prominent clinical manifestation of liver hematoma and rupture during preeclampsia, rupture of the spleen can be silent and mistakenly underdiagnosed.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014