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Antiphospholipid syndrome 

Antiphospholipid syndrome
Antiphospholipid syndrome

Gavin Clunie

, Nick Wilkinson

, Elena Nikiphorou

, and Deepak R. Jadon

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date: 26 June 2022

This chapter describes the clinical and laboratory classification criteria for antiphospholipid syndrome. It highlights the complexity and diagnostic challenges of antiphospholipid syndrome and discusses potential mimics of the disease that need to be excluded. Current therapeutic targets as well as novel therapeutic avenues are explored. The chapter finishes with a section on catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, which constitutes a rheumatological emergency. The clinical presentation, laboratory features, treatment, and outcomes of this life-threatening presentation of antiphospholipid syndrome are also discussed.

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