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What is Antiphospholipid syndrome?

What is Antiphospholipid syndrome?

  • Antiphospholipid syndrome: An autoimmune disorder characterized by blood clots and pregnancy losses.
  • 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

Antiphospholipid syndrome: Introduction

Types of Antiphospholipid syndrome:

Types of Antiphospholipid syndrome:

Broader types of Antiphospholipid syndrome:

Who gets Antiphospholipid syndrome?

Gender Profile for Antiphospholipid syndrome: Women 9:1 (NWHIC).

How serious is Antiphospholipid syndrome?

Complications of Antiphospholipid syndrome: see complications of Antiphospholipid syndrome

What causes Antiphospholipid syndrome?

Causes of Antiphospholipid syndrome: see causes of Antiphospholipid syndrome

What are the symptoms of Antiphospholipid syndrome?

Symptoms of Antiphospholipid syndrome: see symptoms of Antiphospholipid syndrome

Complications of Antiphospholipid syndrome: see complications of Antiphospholipid syndrome

Can anyone else get Antiphospholipid syndrome?

Contagion of autoimmunity: generally not; see details in contagion of autoimmune diseases.

Antiphospholipid syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Antiphospholipid syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Antiphospholipid syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Antiphospholipid syndrome: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Antiphospholipid syndrome.
Treatments for Antiphospholipid syndrome: see treatments for Antiphospholipid syndrome
Research for Antiphospholipid syndrome: see research for Antiphospholipid syndrome

Name and Aliases of Antiphospholipid syndrome

Main name of condition: Antiphospholipid syndrome

Class of Condition for Antiphospholipid syndrome: autoimmune

Other names or spellings for Antiphospholipid syndrome:

APS, phospholipid antibody syndrome, Familial antiphospholipid syndrome, Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, Lupus anticoagulant, familial

Hughes syndrome, Lupus anticoagulant, Anticardiolipin syndrome Source - Diseases Database

APLS, APS, Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, Familial antiphospholipid syndrome, Lupus anticoagulant, familial
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Antiphospholipid syndrome: Related Conditions

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