The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome: an overview.

J. L. Atterbury, M. B. Munn, L. J. Groome, J. A. Yarnell

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The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is characterized by the presence of maternal anticardiolipin antibodies and/or the lupus anticoagulant in association with recurrent pregnancy loss, thrombotic events, and/or thrombocytopenia. This disorder occurs rarely, but pregnant patients with antiphospholipid antibodies are at risk for adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. This article reviews the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, including its pathophysiology, clinical sequelae, diagnostic criteria, medical treatment, and nursing care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-530
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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