Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. It is characterized by high levels of multiple different antibodies that are associated with clots in the arteries and veins. Symptoms vary and can include blood clots, miscarriage, rash, chronic headaches, dementia, and seizures. Treatment involves thinning the blood to reduce clotting.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

http://www.apsfa.org

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

http://www.sclero.org/

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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General Resources

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

This pamphlet is a layman’s terms summary of Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). It covers such topics as diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and coping. It is meant for patients newly diagnosed, however would also be good for informing friends and family

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) & Pregnancy

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an illness that involve the immune system, and causes increased clotting of the blood. Normally antibodies, chemicals made by the immune system, are helpful in fighting germs or viral infections from outsid

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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APS Foundation of America, Inc Fan Page

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is the leading United States nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing national awareness to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS).

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Blogs

APS Friends & Support Forum

Are you looking for Support for Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, APS, APLS, APLA, Hughes Syndrome, or Sticky Blood? Well you've come to the right place! This is an private forum for people who have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, friends, fam

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" returned 582 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pregnancy in antiphospholipid syndrome: can we improve patient management?
 

Author(s): Cecilia Nalli, Angela Tincani

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Oct;16(10):614-5.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Co-occurrence of basilar artery and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.
 

Author(s): Rohan R Mahale, Anish Mehta, Mahendra Javali, R Srinivasa

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(5):552-4.

 

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Antibodies to domain I of β-2-glycoprotein I and IgA antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with 'seronegative' antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Laura Cousins, Charis Pericleous, Munther Khamashta, Maria Laura Bertolaccini, Yiannis Ioannou, Ian Giles, Anisur Rahman

Journal: Ann. Rheum. Dis.. 2015 Jan;74(1):317-9.

 

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" returned 114 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Psychosis as debut of antiphospholipid syndrome].
 

Author(s): Lucía del Rio-Casanova, Eduardo Paz-Silva, Ignacio Requena-Caballero, Francisco Diaz-Llenderrozas, Jesús Gomez-Trigo Baldominos, Alberto de la Cruz-Davila, Mario Paramo-Fernandez

Journal: Rev Neurol. 2014 Jun;58(11):500-4.

 

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder which causes an hypercoagulation state characterized by thrombotic events, repetitive miscarriages and the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. APS may be an isolated disease (primary APS) or associated to systemic lupus ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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Rheumatic fever associated with antiphospholipid syndrome: systematic review.
 

Author(s): Felipe da Silva, Jozélio de Carvalho

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2014 ;2014():614591.

 

To evaluate the clinical associations between rheumatic fever and antiphospholipid syndrome and the impact of coexistence of these two diseases in an individual.

Last Updated: 26 May 2014

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Revisiting the molecular mechanism of neurological manifestations in antiphospholipid syndrome: beyond vascular damage.
 

Author(s): M Carecchio, R Cantello, C Comi

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2014 ;2014():239398.

 

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a multiorgan disease often affecting the central nervous system (CNS). Typically, neurological manifestations of APS include thrombosis of cerebral vessels leading to stroke and requiring prompt initiation of treatment with antiplatelet drugs or ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Monitoring Anticoagulant Therapy in Antiphospholipid Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Antiphospholipid Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2012

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Predictors of Pregnancy Outcome in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Antiphospholipid Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2014

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Last Updated: 30 Nov 2012

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