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Diseases

Antiphospolipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS), is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by antiphospholipidantibodies.

SYMPTOMS

Signs and symptoms of antiphospholipid syndrome can include:

  • Blood clots in your legs (DVT). The clots can travel to your lungs (pulmonary embolism).
  • Repeated miscarriages or stillbirths. Other complications of pregnancy include premature delivery and high blood pressure during pregnancy (preeclampsia).
  • Stroke. A stroke can occur in a young person who has antiphospholipid syndrome but no known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.
  • Transitory ischemic attack (TIA). Similar to a stroke, a TIA usually lasts only a few minutes and causes no permanent damage.
  • Rash. Some people develop a red rash with a lacy, net-like pattern (livedo reticularis).

CAUSES

In antiphospholipid syndrome, your blood clots abnormally because your body mistakenly produces antibodies that attack phospholipids, a type of fat that plays a key role in clotting. Antibodies are proteins that normally protect the body against invaders, such as viruses and bacteria.

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