Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS): descriptive analysis of a series of 280 patients from the "CAPS Registry".

@article{Cervera2009CatastrophicAS,
  title={Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS): descriptive analysis of a series of 280 patients from the "CAPS Registry".},
  author={Ricard Cervera and Silvia Bucciarelli and Miguel A Plas{\'i}n and Jos{\'e} A G{\'o}mez-Puerta and Joan Plaza and Guillermo J Pons-Estel and Yehuda Shoenfeld and Miguel Ingelmo and Gerard Espinos},
  journal={Journal of autoimmunity},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 3-4},
  pages={240-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and laboratory features, as well as the precipitating factors, treatment and outcome of patients with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS We analyzed the 280 patients included until September 2008 in the website based international registry of patients with catastrophic APS ("CAPS Registry") (http://www.med.ub.es/MIMMUN/FORUM/CAPS.HTM). RESULTS The entire series includes 201 (72%) female and 79 (28%) male patients with a mean age of 37… CONTINUE READING

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