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Key questions on antiphospholipid syndrome

Module summary
Dr Elspeth Wise, GP and member of the PCRS steering group; and consultant rheumatologist, Dr Pamela Peterson; answer questions from GP, Dr Jean Wong on diagnosing antiphospholipid syndrome, common clinical features of antiphospholipid syndrome and when to consider checking antiphospholipid antibodies.
Learning objectives

This module offers an overview on antiphospholipid syndrome, including:

  • The Sapporo criteria for diagnosis
  • Causes of secondary antiphospholipid syndrome
  • When to ignore a positive antiphospholipid antibody test
Author

Dr Elspeth Wise is a GP in South Shields and a member of the PCRS steering group

Dr Jean Wong is a GPSI in sports and musculoskeletal medicine at Loughborough

Dr Pamela Peterson is a consultant rheumatologist at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Production of these modules has been sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, but final decision on the content lay with the authors

Date module published
07/07/2016
Module due for review
07/07/2018
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Useful
Lesley Harris
24.05.2017.
useful and clear. Good videos.
Ann Llewelyn
22.05.2017.
great to the point
Asma Matoug-elwerfelli
21.05.2017.
Good, concise overview of the topic
Leo Mcgarity
19.05.2017.
Very useful to update on condition that I previously rarely considered.
Section on laboratory diagnosis, and in particular the antibody tests used in diagnosis was much too complex to remember.
Robert Stephen Charlton
19.05.2017.