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Question: APLA syndrom

 jvarghese - Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:06 am

Dear Sir
My wife (29 yr) is diagnosed with APLA syndrom since last one year. Recently she suffered from Left hemochorea also. She has tested higher values for Anticardiolipin and Lupus anticoagulents. She is now under treatment with medicines like Azoran, Ecospirin, Stamelobeta, Thyronorm etc for APLA and Haliperidol for Hemochorea.
Could you please help me to know if anywhere in the world a permanent cure or advancements in the Cure for diseases like APLA or SLE exists? Can Stem cell therapy be a treatment for this?

Please advise


Jose Varghese
Male- 32 years
Bangalore, India
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:04 pm

User avatar Hello Mr. Varghese,

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APLA) is a well know disease that is associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but can occur on its own as well. The syndrome increases the possibility of clotting, which may have been responsible for the development of your wife's hemichorea.

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for APLA or SLE. To my knowledge, stem cell therapies have not been shown helpful in these diseases. The main treatment issues revolve around preventing clots and suppressing the antibody formation. Your wife may want to see a rheumatologist if she has not already. (Rheumatologists are specialists in autoimmune diseases.)

New breakthrough's in medicine are being made all the time. Hopefully soon there will be a permanent cure for these diseases.

Best wishes.


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