A Case Report of Stroke in a Young Recreational Drug Abuser with Left Ventricular Apical Myxoma with Lupus Nephritis, Secondary Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Homocysteinemia

  • Rumana Habib Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Reezwan Islam Resident Medical Officer ,Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Babul Miah Senior Medical Officer, Department of Cardiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Rashedul Islam Registrar, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Aminur Rahman Consultant, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Nirmalendu Bikash Bhowmik Professor, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
Keywords: Stroke, Young Adult, Myxoma, Lupus Nephritis, Homocysteinemia

Abstract

In young adults 20%-47% cases of stroke is due to cardiac embolism. Cardiac Myxoma is an infrequent cause of embolic stroke in young. We are reporting a case of a ischemic stroke in a young adult of 34 years with a history of recreational drug use who was eventually diagnosed with Left Ventricular Apical Myxoma, Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE), Lupus Nephritis, Secondary Anti phospholipid Syndrome, Hyper homocysteinemia, and Dyslipidemia.

Bangladesh Heart Journal 2017; 32(1) : 55-61

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Rumana Habib, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka


Published
2017-10-10
How to Cite
Habib, R., Islam, R., Miah, M. B., Islam, M. R., Rahman, A., & Bhowmik, N. (2017). A Case Report of Stroke in a Young Recreational Drug Abuser with Left Ventricular Apical Myxoma with Lupus Nephritis, Secondary Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Homocysteinemia. Bangladesh Heart Journal, 32(1), 55-61. https://doi.org/10.3329/bhj.v32i1.34172
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Case Reports