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Hughes Syndrome

Hughes Syndrome Causes

The disease is a corollary effect in patients suffering from other disease systemic lupus erythematosus. When not treated, it can cause sudden death.

Hughes Syndrome Definition

Hughes syndrome is the former name of antiphospholipid syndrome. It is a kind of coagulation disorder in which the blood clots both in the arteries and veins. This disorder can led to pregnancy-related problems such as preterm deliver, miscarriage and severe preeclampsia.

Hughes Syndrome Diagnosis

The disease can be diagnosed by laboratory testing such as liquid phase coagulation assays and solid ELISA assays.

Hughes Syndrome Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of the disease include pregnancy-related complications, deep vein thrombosis at the lower extremities, low platelet count, heart valve disease, and strokes.

Hughes Syndrome Treatment

Treatment of the disease is done by aspirin medications to prevent platelet activation, as well a Warfarin to be used as an anticoagulant. Pregnant women meanwhile are given low-molecular weight heparin and low-dose aspirin to treat the disease.

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