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please explain antiphospholipid syndrome in common terms.?

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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. 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 44-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have hughes syndrome?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Blood tests: Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome (less well known as hughes syndrome) is an autoimmune syndrome leading to a hypercoagulable state. This can lead to formation of abnormal blood clots and trouble with miscarriages. The diagnosis is made with blood tests.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What is hughes syndrome?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Clotting problems: Hughes syndrome is characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies along with excessive arterial and venous clotting. It is an autoimmune disease and can develop into lupus. Women with antiphospholipid syndrome often have complications with pregnancy, like miscarriages, still births and pre-eclampsia.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is antiphospholipid syndrome?

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Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Autoimmune: Autoimmune means your body produces antibodies - cells that attack your own body. In antiphosopholipid syndrome the antibody which is made provokes blood clots (thrombosis) in both arteries and veins as well as pregnancy-related complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery, or severe preeclampsia.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Great answer! Wishing you'all the best
Feb 11, 2012
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is aps type 1 and are there any treatments for it?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Autoimmune disease : Also known as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (apeced) or as whitaker syndrome. It is associated with candidiasis, hypoparathyroidism, and adrenal failure. No cure exist to date and treatment is typically hormonal replacement and anti fungal treatment if needed. Of note, type 1 is far less common than type 2.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know what is this apls?

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Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31 years experience
APLS: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is an autoimmune disease that can cause the blood to clot more easily. This can put an individual at increased risk of some health problems like blood clots or pregnancy problems like miscarriage or stillbirth or pre-eclampsia. It can be treated with medications which help prevent blood clots, like Coumadin (warfarin) or Heparin or lovenox.

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