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Can you explain the diagnosisof purpura fulmicans and lupus anticoagulant w/possible phophosilid syndrome?

No. This is a question that can be adequately answered only by complicated drawings, references to appropriate testing of several clotting factors, and analysis by a rheumatologist and a hematologist. In my patients such a discussion would take at least an hour. Hire a hematology consultant. Read more...

I have factor v and lupus anticoagulant syndrome....For the past year my face has darkening spots on my cheeks. Fingers hurt. My hair is thinning bad?

APL vs Medication . There are many options. This could be related to an associated lupus like syndrome in your settings or it could be due to your medications or both. Your evaluation will be able to clarify these issues. Read more...

What is the lupus anticoagulant?

Clotting antibody. The lupus anticoagulant is a phospholipid antibody that can bind to cell membranes to make them sticky and increase the risk of blood clotting. It can occur transiently as the result of infections or medicines, or it can occur as spontaneous auto-antibodies or with autoimmune diseases. It may increase the risk of infertility or recurrent miscarriages. Read more...

How does someone get lupus anticoagulant?

Part of lupus . You produce antibodies that can interact with the process of blood clotting to cause the blood to clot more easily than normal. This is part of the immunologic abnormalities associated with lupus in some affected individuals. Read more...

How many lupus anticoagulant tests are there?

many. There are tests for 3 forms of anticardiolipin antibodies, 3 forms of antiphospholipid antibodies, russell viper coagulation test and tests for specific components of coagulation and general tests (e.g., prothrombin time). Read more...

Do people with lupus have the lupus anticoagulant?

Not necessarily. Although many people with lupus have lupus anticoagulant not all do. And most people with lupus anticoagulant do not have lupus. Patients with lupus are more likely to develop the lupus anticoagulant than the general population so it is one "marker" for the disease. Read more...
Not all. Depending on the study, 10-65% of patients with lupus will have the lupus anti-coagulant that can contribute to a pro-thrombotic state. Read more...

What medicine do I take for the lupus anticoagulant?

None. Lac is a laboratory finding of uncertain clinical significance. It predisposes to the development of autoimmune diseases such as lupus erythematosus, vitiligo, pernicious anemia, thyroiditis, inflammatory bowel disease, type i diabetes mellitus and addison's disease. If your rheumatologist has diagnosed you with a particular disorder, medications may be warranted on a clinical basis - not for lac. Read more...