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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is the association of antiphospholipid antibodies with thromboses and/or obstetric morbidity. Obstetric morbidity includes recurrent first trimester loss, stillbirth, intrauterine death, preeclam-psia, premature birth and fetal growth restriction. Although current treatment regimens including aspirin and low-molecular weight heparin have improved pregnancy outcomes, 30% of affected women have pregnancy complica-tions. Women with APS are therefore high-risk pregnancies who should be monitored in specialist centres according to international standards.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ugeskr Laeger

Publication Date

18/01/2016

Volume

178

Keywords

Anticoagulants, Antimalarials, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Aspirin, Female, Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight, Humans, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy, High-Risk