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Antiphospholipid syndrome

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Introduction
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), also known as Hughes syndrome, is a disorder of the immune system that causes an increased risk of blood clots.
Symptoms of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
In antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), the immune system produces abnormal antibodies which make the blood stickier than normal.
Causes of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is caused by the body’s immune system producing abnormal antibodies called antiphospholipid antibodies.
Diagnosing antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
It is very important that an accurate diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is made because the blood clots that occur as a result of APS can have serious consequences.
Treating antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
There is no cure for antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), so treatment aims to reduce your risk of developing more blood clots.
Complications of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare but very serious complication of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).