Anti-Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome (APLAS) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to mount an attack against itself.

The immune systems of people with Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome produce antibodies called anti-phospholipid antibodies. These antibodies can cause vascular (blood flow) problems including blood clots in arteries and veins. They can also cause pregnancy complications such as repeated miscarriages.

There are two types of Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome:

  • Primary occurs in the absence of any other disease.
  • Secondary is linked to other autoimmune diseases such as lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus).

Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome can be a very serious disease and it can be life-threatening without treatment.

Once anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome is correctly diagnosed, treatment can be very effective.

Understanding Anti-Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome


Anti-Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome Quick Reference Guide