Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
- Thrombotic storm
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antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). In CAPS multiple blood clots form throughout the body over a short period of time (usually within a week). CAPS is a medical emergency, as clots can cause life-threatening multi-organ failure. The cause of CAPS is unknown. A widely accepted explanation is that it is caused by a combination of gene mutations (making one more susceptible to CAPS) and an environmental trigger, such as an infection, trauma, or surgery.Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare form of
Last updated: 5/25/2016
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