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Yes. But most often it is an antiphospholipid syndrome associated with lupus that is to be blamed. This syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterised by the formation of blood clots in the venous (phlebitis) or arterial network. In case of phlebitis, one must look for these antiphospholipid antibodies, because their presence requires a prolonged anticoagulant therapy.
Phlebitis can complicate lupus and reveal an antiphospholipid syndrome.