[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
June 9, 2004

Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Risk for Recurrent Vascular Events

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(22):2701. doi:10.1001/jama.291.22.2701-b

To the Editor: We have several concerns about the study of Dr Levine and colleagues.1 First, the high proportion of patients with aPL (41%) raises questions about the specificity of the tests they used. Second, the average age of the patients was significantly higher than that of those in most prior studies of antiphospholipid syndrome. Third, the authors achieved a relatively low mean international normalized ratio (INR) among the patients in the high-intensity group.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview