Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) happens when antibodies that make your blood even more likely to clot are incorrectly produced by your immune system, especially in the legs, liver, lungs, and brain, which can cause harmful blood clots. Antiphospholipid syndrome can also lead to abortion and stillbirth in pregnant women.
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) may be caused by a dormant condition, such as an autoimmune disorder, infection, or certain medicines. The syndrome may also evolve without an underlying cause. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent organ damage or death.
There is no treatment for antiphospholipid syndrome, but the chance of blood clots will be minimized with medicine.