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antiphospholipid syndrome diagnostic panel

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
26 years experience Fertility Medicine
Clots or miscarriage: Blood clots, like deep venous thrombosis or DVT in the legs, or pulmonary embolism in the lungs, or pregnancy complications including recurrent early ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
There are a few...: The criteria for the diagnosis of aps is based upon both clinical findings(what happens to you) and laboratory findings(results of blood tests). Some ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Risk of clots: Antiphospholipid syndrome is associated with increased clotting. You need to avoid medications that increase your risk of clotting - birth control pi ... Read More
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Dr. Victor Beshay
20 years experience Fertility Medicine
Pregnancy outcome: Individuals with antiphospholipid syndrome may be at an increased risk of first trimester recurrent pregnancy loss. Treatments are available though to ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Clots: Antiphospholipid antibodies are one of the acquired (as opposed to inherited) thrombophilias (conditions that cause blood clotting). As others have sa ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
When it causes bad blood clots: The antiphospholipid syndrome is one of several types of hypercoagulability. It can cause dvts, pulmonary emboli, and strokes. When it is bad like t ... Read More
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Failure of other Tx: Apls (antiphospholipid antibody syndrome) if necessary can be treated first with steroids like prednisone. Sometimes just being on a blood thinner is ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Common young/mid-age: Aps is commonly seen in the young and middle age group but can be seen in the pediatric and elderly population also. Since aps may be a part of sle (l ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The range should be 2-2.5 but in severe cases a level of 2.5-3 may be warranted.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Pregnancy Morbidity: Antiphospholipid syndrome can cause significant problems with pregnancy:one or more late-term (>10 wks' gest) spontaneous abortions;one or more premat ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No, maybe for self : Aps is an autoimmune disease and antibodies are present in blood. Experiments of injecting serum (blood product) from aps patients to mice caused diff ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Usually NOT: The mechanism of increased clotting in antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) is complex involving many levels of the clotting cascade. Although a paradoxica ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Short description: It involves arterial or venous clotting or specific pregnancy complications, with laboratory evidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies. Autoantibodies, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
41 years experience Rheumatology
It is autoimmune: Antiphospholipid syndrome(aps) is an autoimmune condition which can be its own entity or associated with other connective tissue diseases such as lupu ... Read More
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