Antiphospholipid Syndrome

  • Kate C. Arnold
  • Caroline J. Flint


Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is associated with both venous and arterial thromboses. In pregnancy, APS accounts for 14% of thromboembolic events. Diagnostic criteria include thrombosis or obstetrical comications with at least one laboratory abnormality. Despite prophylaxis, there is still a 5% risk for thromboembolism during pregnancy [1].


APAS APS Antiphospholipid Thrombosis DVT 


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    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice bulletin no. 132: antiphospholipid syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 2012;120:1514–21.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate C. Arnold
    • 1
  • Caroline J. Flint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Oklahoma HSCOklahoma CityUSA

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