Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. It is characterized by high levels of multiple different antibodies that are associated with clots in the arteries and veins. Symptoms vary and can include blood clots, miscarriage, rash, chronic headaches, dementia, and seizures. Treatment involves thinning the blood to reduce clotting. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.

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