Title

Case Report: The Anticardiolipin (Antibody) Syndrome

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1994

Description

The anticardiolipin antibody syndrome is relatively uncommon. It should be suspected mostly in young people with unexplained embolic or thrombotic events. A young patient with an abnormal prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, or venereal disease research lab test with one of the above noted vascular events would be a suspect for this disorder. Though an antibody test that will qualitatively and quantitatively measure antiphospholipid antibodies is available, its clinical application is not entirely clear. The presence of the antibody will support a diagnosis but cannot be used alone for diagnosis or treatment.

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