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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.

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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.

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