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Hughes Syndrome

A Patient’s Guide

Hughes, Graham

2001, XIII, 63 pp.

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  • About this textbook

As with any delicate machine, the human body can be profoundly affected by its supply of vital running materials. Thus, the tendency for the blood to clot excessively has the potential to cut off the oxygen supply to any organ of the body. In 1983, Dr Graham Hughes and his team in London described a syndrome and subsequently developed simple blood tests to diagnose the condition. This syndrome is characterised by thrombosis (both in limbs and internal organs), headaches, memory loss, strokes and, in pregnant women, placental clotting and recurrent miscarriage. The syndrome, now known worldwide as Hughes Syndrome, or the anti-phospholipid syndrome, is common - being responsible for example, for up to 1 in 5 cases of young stroke. More important, it is treatable. This book provides the first in-depth description of the syndrome for patients.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Alzheimer - cardiology - haematology - internal medicine - metabolic diseases - neurology - obstetrics/perinatology - rheumatology

Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Gynecology - Internal Medicine - Neurology - Rheumatology

Table of contents 

1.Sticky Blood: the Disease Is Common.- 2.Main Clinical Features.- 3.Clotting in Veins.- 4.Stroke.- 5.Memory Loss and “Alzheimers”.- 6.Headaches, Migraine and Fits.- 7.The Spinal Cord and “Multiple Sclerosis”.- 8.The Heart and Arteries.- 9.Internal Organs.- 10.The “Catastrophic” Antiphospholipid Syndrome.- 11.Pregnancy and Fetal Loss.- 12.Hughes’ Syndrome and Lupus.- 13.Treatment.- 14.The Outlook.- 15.What Blood Tests Do We Use?.- 16.Research.- 17.Background.- 18.Further Reading and Websites.

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