Hughes syndrome


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Hughes syndrome

(hjuːz)
n
(Medicine) a condition of the autoimmune system caused by antibodies reacting against phospholipids, leading to thrombosis
[C20: after Graham Hughes, British rheumatologist who described it in 1983]
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But Kris's fighting spirit has continued to amaze everyone and he's determined to help raise awareness of Antiphospholipid syndrome, also known as Hughes syndrome, which causes the immune system to produce abnormal antibodies He said: "At first, doctors couldn't understand why I was so ill.
Phil told members that APS - sometimes known as "sticky blood" or the Hughes Syndrome - was first recognised by Professor Graham Hughes in the early 1980s.
ANDRIA DOHERTY HAS HUGHES SYNDROME AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Hughes syndrome is a disorder of the immune system that causes a greater risk of blood clots.
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome or Hughes syndrome, is a systemic autoimmune disorder that involves immune mediated reactions leading to the formation of antibodies against the phospholipid membrane of the blood cells triggering the coagulation cascade and thrombosis.
APS, also known as Hughes syndrome, is a disorder of the immune system that can lead to an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks.
Currently, there's no cure for Hughes syndrome, however, there are two possible approaches to treatment: either to suppress or remove the antibodies which cause the problem or to make the blood less sticky by thinning it.
The former policeman was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder Hughes Syndrome, which can be life threatening, and has epileptic fits as a result of recurring strokes.
She delivered three stillborn babies and lost one at eight weeks before doctors discovered she had Hughes syndrome, a condition that causes miscarriage.
But it was especially traumatic as Andrea and Tony's first child, Trinity, had died as a baby 12 months before Evie's birth after the mum was diagnosed with Hughes Syndrome, a disease causing abnormal blood clotting and strongly linked to miscarriages.

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