variants: or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
Medical Definition of antiphospholipid syndrome
: an autoimmune disorder characterized especially by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies and an increased risk of venous and arterial blood clots and recurrent miscarriage Graham Hughes, who first described antiphospholipid syndrome in 1983, urged for more efforts to raise awareness of this disorder, which often remains undiagnosed and untreated with catastrophic consequences, such as multiple miscarriages, or stroke at a young age. — The Lancet, 6 Mar. 2010 —abbreviation APS
— called also Hughes syndrome
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