Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

Paul Yang, Jonathan N. Kruh, C. Stephen Foster

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: Antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare cause of ocular vaso-occlusive disease, but is associated with significant systemic morbidity and mortality. Thus, early diagnosis and treatment is essential. Recent Findings: Although the pathophysiology of antiphospholipid syndrome continues to be poorly understood, there has been continued progress with regard to the relationship between antiphospholipid antibody and its target, β-2-glycoprotein I. Due to numerous limitations with standard serologic evaluation, new approaches to the evaluation of patient serum are being considered. New guidelines for the treatment and management of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome have been established by the 13th International Committee on Antiphospholipid Antibodies. Summary: A better understanding of the pathophysiology behind antiphospholipid antibody syndrome has led to novel approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-532
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Ophthalmology
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • β-2-glycoprotein I
  • antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
  • retinal artery occlusion
  • retinal vein occlusion
  • thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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