Antiphospholipid Syndrome

About-Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS) occurs when your immune system attacks normal proteins in the blood which can cause blood clots in arteries or veins.

Symptoms-
 Blood clots in the legs 
Repeated miscarriages or stillbirths
Stroke
Transitory ischemic attack
Skin Rash
Low platelet levels in the blood
Ulcers

Causes-
In Antiphospholipid syndrome, blood clots abnormally because our body mistakenly produces antibodies that attack phospholipids, a type of fat that plays a key role in clotting.

Specialists to Visit
 Rheumatologist
 Hematologist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.rheumatology.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

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