Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome is a disease that affects the small vessels, or tubes that carry blood, found in your body. Although the precise cause of this disorder is not fully understood, trauma, infection, and surgery have been identified as potential triggers of the condition. Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome can cause blockages in the vessels within the body, leading to symptoms such as chest and abdominal pain and bluish coloring of the skin (cyanosis). This condition is diagnosed based on blood tests (e.g. antibody levels and antiphospholipid antibody test). Treatments for Catastrophic Antiphosholipid Syndrome include the use of medications such as antibiotics, which fight infections, and anticoagulants, which work to preventing the formation of blockages in your vessels.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome" returned 59 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Successful Treatment of Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Associated with MALT Lymphoma by Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.
 

Author(s): Satoko Oka, Kazuo Ono, Masaharu Nohgawa

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(10):1207-1212.

 

A 37-year-old woman with extranodal marginal-zone lymphoma was admitted with a fever, hemiplegia, and severe dyspnea after chemotherapy. Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (CAPS) was suspected based on the histopathological confirmation of small-pulmonary vessel occlusion, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Complement activation is a crucial pathogenic factor in catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Andreas Barratt-Due, Yngvar Fløisand, Hilde L Orrem, Ann K Kvam, Pål A Holme, Grethe Bergseth, Geir E Tjønnfjord, Tom E Mollnes

Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 07;55(7):1337-9.

 

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Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome Triggered by Fulminant Chikungunya Infection in a Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Juan-Felipe Betancur, Erika Paola Navarro, José Humberto Bravo Bonilla, Armando Daniel Cortés, Juan Diego Vélez, Alex Echeverry, Juan-Pablo Suso, Carlos A Cañas, Gabriel J Tobón

Journal: Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Apr;68(4):1044.

 

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The terms "Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome" returned 15 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome. Case report and literature review
 

Author(s): Luis del Carpio-Orantes, Chantall Citlally Martínez-Anaya, Elías Bonilla-Casas

Journal: Gac Med Mex. 2017 ;153(4):531-536.

 

The present document is the report of a case of a very rare clinical entity, which presents with acute multiorganic failure after a thrombotic storm related to antiphospholipid antibodies, the so-called catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, which began as a recurrent picture of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Treatment of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Nayef M Kazzaz, W Joseph McCune, Jason S Knight

Journal: Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2016 May;28(3):218-27.

 

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a severe manifestation of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Although affecting only 1% of patients with APS, the condition is frequently fatal if not recognized and treated early. Here, we will review the current approach to diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome associated with systemic lupus erythematosus treated with rituximab: case report and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): G Sukara, M Baresic, M Sentic, L Brcic, B Anic

Journal: Acta Reumatol Port. ;40(2):169-75.

 

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare, acute, life-threatening form of antiphospholipid syndrome. In the last several decades there has been a significant improvement in the treatment of patients with CAPS, but the overall mortality is still very significant. The ...

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