Antiphospolipid Antibodies: (Anticardiolipin and Lupus Erythematosus)


- See: Lupus Anticoagulant 
- Discussion

- Lupus erythematosus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies, and antibodies with false-positive VDRL test results are a group of antiphospholipid antibodies frequently found in patients with SLE and other related autoimmune diseases; 
- patients with SLE average have frequency of 34% for lupus erythematosus anticoagulant and 44% for anticardiolipin antibodies; 
- w/ SLE, there is higher prevelance of h/o of thrombosis, neurological disorders, or Thrombocytopenia




Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 11:20 am