The antiphospholipid-thrombosis syndromes. Fact, fiction, confusion, and controversy.

@article{Bick1993TheAS,
  title={The antiphospholipid-thrombosis syndromes. Fact, fiction, confusion, and controversy.},
  author={Rodger L. Bick},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1993},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={477-80}
}
  • Rodger L. Bick
  • Published 1993 in American journal of clinical pathology
Anticardiolipin antibodies and the lupus anticoagulant are strongly associated with thrombosis and appear to be the most common of the acquired blood protein defects causing thrombosis. Although the precise mechanism(s) whereby antiphospholipid antibodies alter hemostasis to induce a hypercoagulable state remain unclear, several theories have been advanced. Because the aPTT is unreliable in patients with lupus anticoagulant and is not usually prolonged in patients with anticardiolipin… CONTINUE READING