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Would someone with antiphospholipid syndrome have an increase of factor 8?
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Usually NOT
The mechanism of increased clotting in antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) is complex involving many levels of the clotting cascade.
Although a paradoxical prolongation of the prothrombin or thromboplastin time is seen in the lab test (blood looks thinner), what happens inside the body could be the opposite - an increased risk of clotting that has nothing to do with levels of factor 8.

In brief: Usually NOT
The mechanism of increased clotting in antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) is complex involving many levels of the clotting cascade.
Although a paradoxical prolongation of the prothrombin or thromboplastin time is seen in the lab test (blood looks thinner), what happens inside the body could be the opposite - an increased risk of clotting that has nothing to do with levels of factor 8.
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