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antiphospholipid-antibody syndrome


Definition: a disorder characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with arterial and venous thrombosis, and/or obstetric complications. Antiphospholipid antibodies are a wide and heterogeneous group of immunoglobulins that include, among others, lupus anticoagulants and anticardiolipin antibodies.

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