Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome Related Definitions


These definitions may assist you with the account on my home page. Click on any defined word to be returned to where you were reading.

APTT: an Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Test – for screening of the intrinsic Coagulation system.

LAC: Lupis Anticoagulant – an antibody that is associated with thrombosis and stroke.

ACL: Anticardiolipin – an antibody that is strongly associated with both arterial and venous thrombosis.

TIAs: Transient Ischemic Attack – local and temporary deficiency of blood supply due to obstruction of the circulation to a part.

CNS: central nervous system.

focal of infarction – stroke.

diffuse ischemic change – blood flow change.

Solu-medrol – methylprednisolone – a steroid.

Prednisone: a steroid.

CSF: central spinal fluid.

Coumidan – a blood thinner.

NOTE: Steroids like prednisone, at the correct dose, can eliminate the ACL and LAC antibody that was causing my wife’s problems – this was never done.