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Is it sle or lupus anticoagulant that causes pregnancy problems?

Both can. Sle can flare during a pregnancy and lead to fetal complications. Lupus anticoagulant and other "antiphospholipids" are part of anti phospholipid syndrome, which causes late miscarriages. The blood test result alone is not a disease, however. A high risk OB and rheumatologist would help you ascertain your risks. Read more...
Lupus and pregnanacy. Sle or lupus is less likely to cause serious problems in pregnanacy if the disease is well controlled before conception, especially if you are cared for by both a rheumatologist and "high risk" ob. Also presence of lupus anticoagulant can be managed suceesfully. Read more...

Thrombin 14.5, PT 22.7, APTT 79 all prolonged. APTT mix not corrected, CH50-low @22, C4 norm, C3 low. SLE pt. Lab says other results prove it is not lupus anticoagulant. What else could cause this? C3 almost always low, C4 never low. Creatnine 1.4.

Anti-phospholipid Ab. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there is a specific for "lupus anticoagulant", i.e., antibody to phospholipid. See this site for more info. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/aps/diagnosis. Read more...

Need information on circulatory lupus anticoagulant?

See below. It is an immunoglobulin that binds to protein and phospholipids of the cell membrane.In fact it can be prothrombotic unless treated with an anticoagulant such as coumadin! Read more...

Can I get disability for lupus anticoagulant disorder.

Impossible to say. It depends on many factors, not just on a diagnosis. If you are able to work, you are not disabled no matter what the underlying medical 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...