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ACA

abbreviation for
(Accounting & Book-keeping) Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
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Dissolution of intracardiac mass lesions in the primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.
The patient had a right atrial thrombus and antiphospholipid antibody.
Case 81: Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome with Adrenal Hemorrhage and Budd-Chiari Syndrome.
The routine use of rituximab cannot be recommended as the single series published to date interestingly reported no reduction in antiphospholipid antibody titer and only improvement in some but not all non-criteria manifestations of APS.
The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APLS) is the most important treatable cause for recurrent miscarriage.
This preliminary proposal requires 4 manifestations, including at least 1 of 11 clinical manifestations and at least 1 of 6 immunologic manifestations (antinuclear antibody, anti-DNA, anti-Sm, antiphospholipid antibody, low complement, direct Coombs test), or lupus nephritis with positivity in either an antinuclear antibody or anti-DNA test.
Recent studies showed that total antioxidant status in the plasma was decreased (8, 9), serum antiphospholipid antibody levels were elevated, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases (10), connective tissue growth factor was increased (11) in patients with PEX.
Patient was further investigated for all possible causes of peripheral gangrene which included antiphospholipid antibody testing (ACL Ig G and Ig M and LAC which all were negative), lipid profile (Serum chol sterol 140 mgs/dl, Serum TG 110 mg/dl, HDL-chol 40 mg/dl), antinuclear antibody and rheumatoid factors were negative too.
In one case, the fetus spontaneously aborted 5 days after the procedure secondary to antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, which had also triggered the thrombosis.