Which disorders are associated with antiphospholipid antibodies (lupus anticoagulants)?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Antiphospholipid antibodies (lupus anticoagulants) occur in about 20% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but they are also associated with other autoimmune diseases. In addition, these antibodies may occur in patients taking phenothiazines, phenytoin, hydralazine, quinine, amoxicillin, and oral contraceptives.


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