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Antiphospholipid Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C20.111.197
Unique ID
D016736
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016736
Scope Note
The presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids (ANTIBODIES, ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID). The condition is associated with a variety of diseases, notably systemic lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue diseases, thrombopenia, and arterial or venous thromboses. In pregnancy it can cause abortion. Of the phospholipids, the cardiolipins show markedly elevated levels of anticardiolipin antibodies (ANTIBODIES, ANTICARDIOLIPIN). Present also are high levels of lupus anticoagulant (LUPUS COAGULATION INHIBITOR).
Entry Term(s)
Anti-Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome
Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
Hughes Syndrome
NLM Classification #
QW 545
Previous Indexing
Phospholipids/immunology (1977-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92; PHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODY SYNDROME was see ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME 1992
Online Note
use ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME to search PHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODY SYNDROME 1992
History Note
92; PHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODY SYNDROME was see ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME 1992
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/04/29
Revision Date
2014/06/13
Antiphospholipid Syndrome Preferred
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