14th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies Task Force Report on Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Autoimmun Rev. 2014 Jul;13(7):699-707. doi: 10.1016/j.autrev.2014.03.002. Epub 2014 Mar 20.


The 'Task Force on Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (CAPS)' was developed on the occasion of the 14th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies. The objectives of this Task Force were to assess the current knowledge on pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory features, diagnosis and classification, precipitating factors and treatment of this condition in order to address recommendations for future research. This article summarizes the studies analyzed by the Task Force, its recommendations and the future research agenda.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees
  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Antiphospholipid / immunology*
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome / immunology*
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome / therapy
  • Humans


  • Antibodies, Antiphospholipid