Overlap of Multiple Sclerosis and Antiphospholipid Syndrome


Tekeoglu I., Tombul T. , Hiz O., Gulcu E., Toprak M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.24, no.2, pp.106-109, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-109
  • Keywords: Antiphospholipid syndrome, multiple sclerosis, ANTICARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODIES, ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES, MANIFESTATIONS, REPRESENT, SUBGROUP

Abstract

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) are two diseases that may show similar clinical and radiological findings and sometimes cause confusion. In the presence of thrombosis, repetitious abortion history, and lupus anticoagulant antibodies or anticardiolipin antibodies, APS should be considered. However, in previous studies, autoantibody levels were detected as being high in MS patients when compared to the normal population.