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What can give you higher chances of getting antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) antibodies?

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No one is certain why some people develop APS antibodies, but doctors do know that your chances are higher if you:

  • Have an infection like HIV, syphilis, hepatitis C, or Lyme disease
  • Are taking amoxicillin or certain blood pressure, heart-rhythm, and seizure medications
  • Have lupus (about half of people with lupus also have APS)
  • Have relatives with APS

From: What Is Antiphospholipid Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What is Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome?”

American College of Rheumatology: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

APS Foundation of America: “Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2018

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What is Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome?”

American College of Rheumatology: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

APS Foundation of America: “Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2018

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