3 doctors weighed in:

When is the antiphospholipid syndrome treated with chemotherapy?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Failure of other Tx

Apls (antiphospholipid antibody syndrome) if necessary can be treated first with steroids like prednisone.
Sometimes just being on a blood thinner is enough to avoid blood clots that it can cause or miscarriages. Other treatments like Rituxan (rituximab) (antibody) have been used especially if low platelet counts are seen. If these initial tx fail, doctors may resort to chemo drugs like cyclophosphamide.

In brief: Failure of other Tx

Apls (antiphospholipid antibody syndrome) if necessary can be treated first with steroids like prednisone.
Sometimes just being on a blood thinner is enough to avoid blood clots that it can cause or miscarriages. Other treatments like Rituxan (rituximab) (antibody) have been used especially if low platelet counts are seen. If these initial tx fail, doctors may resort to chemo drugs like cyclophosphamide.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Thank

In brief: When it causes bad blood clots

The antiphospholipid syndrome is one of several types of hypercoagulability.
It can cause dvts, pulmonary emboli, and strokes. When it is bad like this, it is often treated with anticoagulants like coumadin (warfarin).

In brief: When it causes bad blood clots

The antiphospholipid syndrome is one of several types of hypercoagulability.
It can cause dvts, pulmonary emboli, and strokes. When it is bad like this, it is often treated with anticoagulants like coumadin (warfarin).
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
27 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors