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What is antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)?

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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder that doesn’t have a cure, but plenty of people with APS never have symptoms, and there are very good treatments for those who do.

APS affects how your blood clots, which can cause lots of issues in your body. It mostly affects young women, and sometimes the reason why you get it is unclear. But doctors do know a lot about how APS works and how to treat it.

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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