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Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome

Disease definition

A rare systemic autoimmune disease characterized by acute onset of life-threatening thromboses in three or more organs either simultaneously or within less than a week, in the presence of serum antiphospholipid antibodies (such as lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies, and anti-beta2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies), and with histopathological confirmation of small-vessel occlusion in at least one affected organ. The condition occurs in a small subset of patients with antiphospholipid syndrome, often precipitated by infection, trauma, or surgery.

ORPHA:464343

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • CAPS
    • Catastrophic APS
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: D68.6
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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