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About Hughes/antiphospholipid syndrome

As Hughes/antiphospholipid syndrome was only first identified in 1983 it is a relatively new medical condition and, therefore, important research still has to be carried out until we can know much more about it.

This section of our website aims to provide answers to many of the questions people ask our charity when they are either seeking a diagnosis or have just been diagnosed.

Current treatment focuses on blood thinning (anticoagulation) therapy ,but there are other medications which may also help alleviate symptoms.

Hughes/antiphospholipid syndrome can present with many symptoms, some low grade and others more serious. If you are seeking a diagnosis, it is often very important to look at your family history of thrombosis or other autoimmune conditions.

How is it diagnosed

View our advice on how Hughes/antiphospholipid syndrome is diagnosed, including what you need to tell your doctor and what tests to expect.

What are the symptoms

Hughes/antiphospholipid syndrome can cause both low-grade symptoms and potentially fatal conditions as a result of blood clots. View our overview of HS symptoms

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