Relationship between antiphosphatidylserine/prothrombin and conventional antiphospholipid antibodies in primary antiphospholipid syndrome.

@article{Hoxha2015RelationshipBA,
  title={Relationship between antiphosphatidylserine/prothrombin and conventional antiphospholipid antibodies in primary antiphospholipid syndrome.},
  author={Ariela Hoxha and Amelia Ruffatti and Elena De Mattia and Lauro Meneghel and M Tonello and Elisa Salvan and Vittorio Pengo and Leonardo Punzi},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={1265-70}
}
BACKGROUND Antiphosphatidylserine/prothrombin complex (aPS/PT) antibodies are emerging as an important marker for antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We aimed to compare their performance with that of conventional antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) such as lupus anticoagulant (LA), anticardiolipin (aCL), and anti-β2-glycoprotein I (anti-β2GPI) in APS and to assess their frequency in APS-negative (APS-ne) patients. METHODS We considered 160 APS patients and 128 APS-ne patients with clinical… CONTINUE READING