Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome Overview
Another name for Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome is Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.
What is antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?
A person with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome has an abnormal immune system that mistakenly attacks phospholipids, which are an important part of cell membranes. The immune system makes antibodies that bind to phospholipids, it causes the blood to form clots. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome may be seen in association with deep venous thrombosis, stroke, heart attack, and pregnancy.
What are the symptoms of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?
People with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome will often form blood clots in the legs, a condition known as deep venous thrombosis. This causes leg pain and leg swelling.
How does the doctor treat antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is treated with anticoagulants such as heparin and Coumadin.
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