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 wifes problems this was never done.