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Disease Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Name Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Synonyms Antibody Syndrome, Antiphospholipid | Antibody Syndrome, Anti-Phospholipid | Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome | Anti Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome | Anti-Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome | Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndromes | Anti Phospholipid Syndrome | Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome | Hughes Syndrome | Syndrome, Antiphospholipid | Syndrome, Anti-Phospholipid | Syndrome, Antiphospholipid Antibody | Syndrome, Anti-Phospholipid Antibody | Syndrome, Hughes
Definition The presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids (ANTIBODIES, ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID). The condition is associated with a variety of diseases, notably systemic lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue diseases, thrombopenia, and arterial or venous thromboses. In pregnancy it can cause abortion. Of the phospholipids, the cardiolipins show markedly elevated levels of anticardiolipin antibodies (ANTIBODIES, ANTICARDIOLIPIN). Present also are high levels of lupus anticoagulant (LUPUS COAGULATION INHIBITOR).
Categories Immune system disease
MeSH® ID D016736
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
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