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By Fatih Kelesoglu ...
J F Betancur, F Bonilla-Abadía, A A Hormaza, F J Jaramillo, C A Cañas, G J Tobón
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe a case series of patients with primary or secondary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical charts of eight patients with thrombotic primary or secondary APS treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) between January 2012 and May 2015 were reviewed. RESULTS: The mean age was 45 ± 14.36 (range 27-69 years). Four patients had secondary APS (50%)...
May 2016: Lupus
Gian Domenico Sebastiani, Annamaria Iuliano, Luca Cantarini, Mauro Galeazzi
Studies on the immunogenetic predisposition to antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and on other non-genetic and epigenetic factors are summarised and discussed. Family studies suggest a genetic predisposition to APS. It appears that this genetic predisposition is in part accounted for by the HLA system, the most consistent associations being those with DR4 and DRw53. Furthermore, it appears that lupus anticoagulant (LA) and anticardiolipin (aCL) antibodies are both associated with the same HLA antigens. Population studies suggest that HLA genes have a role in conferring susceptibility to develop primary APS, with some differences in different ethnic groups...
May 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
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