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ea0014p3 | (1) | ECE2007

Study of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome

Carignola Renato , Data Valeria , Vitetta Rosetta , Severino Adriana , Bertero Tiziana , Bazzan Mario , Reimondo Giuseppe , Daffara Fulvia , Angeli Alberto , Terzolo Massimo

Objective: The Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is a thrombophilic disorder characterised by recurrent venous and/or arterial thromboses and increased pregnancy morbidity. There is growing evidence supporting a functional interplay between the neuroendocrine and immune system; the hypothalamic-pituitary-adreal (HPA) axis plays a pivotal role in this network. Previous studies have described normal cortisol levels in APS patients while occurrence of acute adrenal failure was repo...