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Antiphospholipid syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome: Introduction

Antiphospholipid syndrome: An autoimmune disorder characterized by blood clots and pregnancy losses. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Antiphospholipid syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Antiphospholipid syndrome

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Antiphospholipid syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Antiphospholipid syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Antiphospholipid syndrome

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Antiphospholipid syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Antiphospholipid syndrome: Rare Types

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Definitions of Antiphospholipid syndrome:

An antiphospholipid antibody found in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC), ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME, and in a variety of other diseases as well as in healthy individuals. In vitro, the antibody interferes with the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin and prolongs the partial thromboplastin time. In vivo, it exerts a procoagulant effect resulting in thrombosis mainly in the larger veins and arteries. It further causes obstetrical complications, including fetal death and spontaneous abortion, as well as a variety of hematologic and neurologic complications. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Antiphospholipid syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Antiphospholipid syndrome, or a subtype of Antiphospholipid syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Antiphospholipid syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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