Published in Blood Weekly, November 21st, 2002
Antiphospholipid antibodies are autoantibodies - rather than fighting a foreign infectious source they're directed against the body's own tissues. They increase the chances of blood clotting, a cause of ischemic stroke.
"Our findings support a modest association between antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) and stroke in young women. Along with other studies, this suggests that aPL may affect stroke risk across age range and in both genders," said lead author Robin L....
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