Lupus and Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome - Topic Overview
About 1 in 3 people with
lupus produce an
antibody that attacks certain blood-clotting factors,
which can cause the blood to clot easily. A person who has this antibody and has had 1 blood clots is said to have . This
can lead to mild or severe blood-clotting complications, including: antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
Antiphospholipid antibodies can be detected with a blood
test. When diagnosed, the condition is usually treated with
anticoagulants. Pregnant women with antiphospholipid
antibody syndrome require close monitoring.
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May 07, 2010
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