Infections and vaccines in the etiology of antiphospholipid syndrome.


PURPOSE OF REVIEW To present scientific evidence supporting the infectious origin for the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) by molecular mimicry between pathogens, infection and vaccination with β2-glycoprotein I (β2-GPI) molecule. RECENT FINDINGS APS is characterized by the presence of pathogenic autoantibodies against β2-GPI. The infection etiology of APS… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32835448b8


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@article{CruzTapias2012InfectionsAV, title={Infections and vaccines in the etiology of antiphospholipid syndrome.}, author={Paola Cruz-Tapias and M. B. Blank and Juan Manuel Anaya and Yehuda Shoenfeld}, journal={Current opinion in rheumatology}, year={2012}, volume={24 4}, pages={389-93} }