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Patient Workshop (in English)

Antiphospholipid Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which antiphospholipid antibodies cause mainly blood clots and pregnancy complications. Any organ system can be involved in Antiphospholipid Syndrome; however, deep vein thrombosis of the legs is the most common type of blood clot to form in the veins, and a stroke is the most common type of blood clot to form in the arteries. In addition, clots in the legs can travel to lungs (pulmonary embolism) and result in respiratory problems. Some of the other clinical problems related to Antiphospholipid Syndrome are livedo reticularis (lacey purple pattern on skin), heart valve disease, low platelet count, anemia, kidney disease, and memory problems.
Antiphospholipid antibodies can occur in otherwise healthy individuals or in patients with autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis. Approximately 30-40% of lupus patients, and 10-15% of general population with deep vein thrombosis, stroke, myocardial infarction, and miscarriage are tested positive for antiphospholipid antibodies.
15th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies Patient Workshop, which will take place on September 24, 2016, will cover the topics listed below and provide an opportunity to patients to consult with professionals who have expertise in a particular area of Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
  • Basic Immunology for Antiphospholipid Syndrome & Lupus Patients
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome & Lupus:
    • Clinical Manifestations
    • Kidney Disease
    • Management
    • Damage and Prevention Strategies
    • Pregnancy
    • Importance of Drug Adherence
  • Pediatric Antiphospholipid Syndrome & Lupus
The workshop is partially supported by an unrestricted educational grant by CreakyJoints®.
Please e-mail Dilara Doger @ for further information and/or to reserve your seat.
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