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Expected Duration

Some people with APS continue to have symptoms off and on throughout their lives. Others improve without any repeat episodes.

Some people even lose the antibodies associated with the syndrome. This can happen with primary APS. But it is especially common:

  • After a viral infection

  • In women who recently were pregnant

  • When a medication suspected to be associated with APS is no longer used

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