Epidemiology of the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

J Autoimmun. 2000 Sep;15(2):145-51. doi: 10.1006/jaut.2000.0409.


The prevalence of antiphospholipid antibodies in normals and SLE patients is reviewed. The frequency of complications of antiphospholipid antibodies (thrombosis, pregnancy morbidity) in the literature and in the Hopkins Lupus Cohort is summarized.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Antiphospholipid / blood
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome / epidemiology*
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome / immunology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy


  • Antibodies, Antiphospholipid