2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
1 Update on General Medicine
Chapter 9: Rheumatic Disorders
In patients suspected of having APS, immunoassays are performed to detect the presence of anticardiolipin antibodies, anti-β2 glycoprotein antibodies, and lupus anticoagulants. Additional testing for underlying autoimmune disease in newly diagnosed APS patients should be considered because SLE, in particular, is present in up to 36% of cases.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 1 - Update on General Medicine. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.