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Antiphospholipid syndrome is a disease that has an elevated risk of producing abnormal blood clots that can block blood vessels. If a blood clot builds in the vessels in the brain, blood flow is disrupted, possibly leading to stroke. Women with antiphospholipid syndrome are at a higher risk of pregnancy complications. Infants of mothers with antiphospholipid syndrome may be small and underweight at birth, while pregnant infants with antiphospholipid syndrome may be small and underweight. A reduced amount of cells involved in blood clotting, a red blood cell shortage due to premature breakdown, and a purplish skin discoloration caused by abnormalities in the skin's tiny blood vessels are among the signs and symptoms of antiphospholipid syndrome. Systemic lupus erythematosus is among the many people with antiphospholipid syndrome who have other medical conditions in addition. People with antiphospholipid syndrome have thromboses in multiple blood vessels throughout their body, which is unusual.
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