Antiphospholipid Syndrome



Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by antiphospholipid antibodies. APS provokes blood clots (thrombosis) in both arteries and veins as well as pregnancy-related complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery, or severe preeclampsia.
The diagnostic criteria requires one clinical event, i.e thrombosis or pregnancy complication, and two positive blood tests spaced at least 3 months apart. These antibiodies are: lupus anticoagulant, anti-cardiolipin and anti-β2-glycoprotein-I.
It often requires treatment with anticoagulant medication such as heparin to reduce the risk of further episodes of thrombosis and improve the prognosis of pregnancy. Source: Wikipedia

Other names

antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, APS, APLS, Hughes syndrome

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