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Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare form of 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 acombination of gene mutations (making one more susceptible to CAPS) andan environmental trigger, such as an infection, trauma, or surgery.
Source: GARD Last updated on 05-01-20
The APS Foundation of America, Inc. provides information and links to additional resources about Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome.
Last updated on 04-27-20
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