ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME (APS)

ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME (APS) is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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DEFINITION

Autoantibody-mediated acquired thrombophilia characterized by recurrent arterial or venous thromboses and/or pregnancy morbidity in the presence of autoantibodies against phospholipid (PL)-binding plasma proteins. Can occur alone (primary) or in association with another autoimmune disease (secondary).

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DEFINITION

Autoantibody-mediated acquired thrombophilia characterized by recurrent arterial or venous thromboses and/or pregnancy morbidity in the presence of autoantibodies against phospholipid (PL)-binding plasma proteins. Can occur alone (primary) or in association with another autoimmune disease (secondary).

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