Antiphospholipid Syndrome Center

Antiphospholipid syndrome (phospholipid antibody syndrome or Hughes syndrome) is an immune system disorder with symptoms that include:

  • excessive blood clotting,
  • miscarriages
  • unexplained fetal death,
  • or premature birth.
In antiphospholipid syndrome, these symptoms are accompanied by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (cardiolipin or lupus anticoagulant antibodies) in the blood. Treatment focuses on preventing clotting by thinning the blood with the use of anticoagulants and aspirin. Read more: Antiphospholipid Syndrome Article

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