Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome

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Synonyms: CAPS | Catastrophic APS

A rare systemic autoimmune disease characterized by acute onset of life-threatening thromboses in three or more organs either simultaneously or within less than a week in the presence of serum antiphospholipid antibodies (such as lupus anticoagulant anticardiolipin antibodies and anti-beta2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies) and with histopathological confirmation of small-vessel occlusion in at least one affected organ. The condition is often precipitated by infection trauma or surgery.

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