antiphospholipid-antibody syndrome

antiphospholipid-antibody syndrome

a disorder characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with arterial and venous thrombosis, and/or obstetric complications. Antiphospholipid antibodies are a wide and heterogeneous group of immunoglobulins that include, among others, lupus anticoagulants and anticardiolipin antibodies.
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Livedo racemosa is a typical sign of Sneddon's syndrome and can be seen in up to 70% of patients with antiphospholipid-antibody syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus.
The differential diagnosis of calciphylaxis includes antiphospholipid-antibody syndrome, warfarin-induced skin necrosis, purpura fulminans, microembolization, pyoderma gangrenosum, and necrotizing fasciitis.
Pregnant women who need LMWH for either current or prior blood clots, recurrent miscarriage, or antiphospholipid-antibody syndrome have few alternatives for treatment.
Interference of lupus anticoagulants in prothrombin time assays: implications for selection of adequate methods to optimize the management of thrombosis in the antiphospholipid-antibody syndrome. Haematologica 1999;84:1065-74.
Differential diagnosis for the skin lesions included pyoderma gangrenosum, Sweets syndrome, sexually transmitted diseases, granulomatous skin lesions of inflammatory bowel disease, Reiter's, Behcet's, vasculitis (Wegener's granulamatosis, polyarteritis nodosa, cryoglobulinemia), cancer (lymphoma cutis, leukemia cutis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis), infectious (sporotrichosis, blastomycosis, local fungal), drug-induced, exogenous tissue injury, vaso-occlusive (antiphospholipid-antibody syndrome).
Pregnancy loss in the antiphospholipid-antibody syndrome: a possible thrombogenic mechanism.