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what is antiphospholipid syndrome?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Short description: It involves arterial or venous clotting or specific pregnancy complications, with laboratory evidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies. Autoantibodies, meaning produced and directed against one's self, are to plasma proteins (many:) altering normal clotting leading to thrombus (clot) and/or pregancy complications like fetal death, recurrent early pregnancy loss, eclampsia, and others.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Abnormal clotting: Apa syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakingly produces antibodies against certain normal proteins in the body. This leads to abnormal clot formation in arteries and veins. A potentially very serious condition.
Dr. Amit Golding
Rheumatology 19 years experience
Blood clots: Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) can exist on its own or in association with another autoimmune condition such as lupus. It is caused by antibodies that increase the risk of blood clots. These antibodies also interfere with routine laboratory tests of blood clotting by binding to phospholipids, hence the name. The symptoms of APS can include blood clots, Raynaud's and pregnancy loss.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What leads to antiphospholipid syndrome?

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Dr. David Greenfield
Rheumatology 41 years experience
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 lupus. A diagnosis requires thorough evaluation by a rheumatologist. Typically, we don't make a diagnosis after one test result. The general rule of thumb is to repeat the test 3 months after the first one to confirm. There is more than one test.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can trigger antiphospholipid syndrome ?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Lupus, stress.: Systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic/acute severe stress and genetic predisposition all conspire to lead to antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. This is a very rare but devastating disorder that can have horrible perinatal outcomes with each pregnancy. Considered an autoimmune disorder, apls may have its etiological underpinnings in maternal-fetal cell trafficking, as most autoimmune conditions.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there treatment for antiphospholipid syndrome?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Anticoagulation.: If you get bad blood clots from antiphospholipid syndrome, treatment with Coumadin (warfarin) or another anticoagulant might be recommended.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you explain antiphospholipid syndrome?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Short description: It involves arterial or venous clotting or specific pregnancy complications, with laboratory evidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies. Autoantibodies, meaning produced and directed against one's self, are to plasma proteins (many:) altering normal clotting leading to thrombus (clot) and/or pregancy complications like fetal death, recurrent early pregnancy loss, eclampsia, and others.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) be cured?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Not really: We do not have method or treatment that stops your body from producing the auto-antibodies that cause the aps. You can take medication to counter the effects if you have recurrent pregnancy loss or fear a stroke. Speak with your physician about your condition and what can be done to prevent the medical risks. Best wishes.

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