Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome is a disease that affects the small vessels, or tubes that carry blood, found in your body. Although the precise cause of this disorder is not fully understood, trauma, infection, and surgery have been identified as potential triggers of the condition. Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome can cause blockages in the vessels within the body, leading to symptoms such as chest and abdominal pain and bluish coloring of the skin (cyanosis). This condition is diagnosed based on blood tests (e.g. antibody levels and antiphospholipid antibody test). Treatments for Catastrophic Antiphosholipid Syndrome include the use of medications such as antibiotics, which fight infections, and anticoagulants, which work to preventing the formation of blockages in your vessels.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome" returned 60 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome Triggered by Fulminant Chikungunya Infection in a Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Juan-Felipe Betancur, Erika Paola Navarro, José Humberto Bravo Bonilla, Armando Daniel Cortés, Juan Diego Vélez, Alex Echeverry, Juan-Pablo Suso, Carlos A Cañas, Gabriel J Tobón

Journal: Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Apr;68(4):1044.

 

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2016

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Atypical Subacute Recurrence of Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome in a Japanese Female Patient.
 

Author(s): Masanobu Horikoshi, Shigeko Inokuma, Erika Matsubara, Yasunori Honda, Rika Okada, Mika Kobuna, Yoko Miura, Shoko Kobayashi, Shigeo Kawai, Toshio Kumasaka

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(22):2923-7.

 

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) survivors rarely relapse. We herein report a case of a second CAPS episode with an unusual subacute course and no microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), a common CAPS symptom. During the first episode, the 69-year-old woman responded ...

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2015

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[Catastrophic postpartum antiphospholipid syndrome simulating peritonitis; a diagnostic trap].
 

Author(s): Chaouki Mrazguia, Haykel Makni, Marwen Najjar, Amjed Ajili, Hedi Charrada

Journal: Tunis Med. 2015 Mar;93(3):198-9.

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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The terms "Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Nayef M Kazzaz, W Joseph McCune, Jason S Knight

Journal: Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2016 May;28(3):218-27.

 

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a severe manifestation of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Although affecting only 1% of patients with APS, the condition is frequently fatal if not recognized and treated early. Here, we will review the current approach to diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2016

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Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome associated with systemic lupus erythematosus treated with rituximab: case report and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): G Sukara, M Baresic, M Sentic, L Brcic, B Anic

Journal: Acta Reumatol Port. ;40(2):169-75.

 

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare, acute, life-threatening form of antiphospholipid syndrome. In the last several decades there has been a significant improvement in the treatment of patients with CAPS, but the overall mortality is still very significant. The ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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The hyperferritinemic syndrome: macrophage activation syndrome, Still's disease, septic shock and catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Cristina Rosário, Gisele Zandman-Goddard, Esther G Meyron-Holtz, David P D'Cruz, Yehuda Shoenfeld

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Over the last few years, accumulating data have implicated a role for ferritin as a signaling molecule and direct mediator of the immune system. Hyperferritinemia is associated with a multitude of clinical conditions and with worse prognosis in critically ill patients.

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2013

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