An autoimmune condition, lupus coagulant syndrome can occur on its own or in conjunction with certain types of lupus, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE. It can also occur in conjunction with other autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis. It occurs when lupus antibodies are found within the body. These antibodies attack proteins found within the blood. This can lead to problems with blood clotting. Lupus anti coagulant syndrome can cause people to have too much blood clotting, leading to problematic conditions in the body. Problems with the lupus coagulant are seen more commonly in women rather than in men.
Lupus coagulant syndrome can be hard to diagnose, because some of the symptoms are not very noticeable. One symptom that may be noticed in woman is fertility problems or frequent miscarriages when trying to have a baby. This should signal to a woman that something is wrong. People may also experience headaches or migraines when they have blood clots in the body due to lupus coagulant syndrome.