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Does antiphospholipid syndrome run in the family?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez.
Last Update: 01/14/2021

Most patients with this syndrome have developed it sporadically, i.e. without any family history of the syndrome. However, it is true that an increasing number of studies indicate a genetic association.

This means that there is a greater likelihood of developing APS if the parents have the disease.

Suggested for you: Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).