Hughes Syndrome: Highways and Byways

Overview

Hughes Syndrome: Highways and Byways is a handy and easy-to-read guide to the main features of Hughes syndrome. There has been worldwide interest in this 'new' syndrome (first described in 1983). A clotting tendency which can potentially affect any organ in the body, it is:

* responsible for 1 in 5 recurrent miscarriages (now successfully treated with aspirin and heparin)

* responsible for 1 in 5 young (under 45) strokes

* a major cause of early heart attacks

* responsible for 1...

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Overview

Hughes Syndrome: Highways and Byways is a handy and easy-to-read guide to the main features of Hughes syndrome. There has been worldwide interest in this 'new' syndrome (first described in 1983). A clotting tendency which can potentially affect any organ in the body, it is:

* responsible for 1 in 5 recurrent miscarriages (now successfully treated with aspirin and heparin)

* responsible for 1 in 5 young (under 45) strokes

* a major cause of early heart attacks

* responsible for 1 in 5 deep vein thromboses

* an important cause of migraine.

Hughes Syndrome: Highways and Byways is a valuable resource for professionals with an interest in the subject, as well as general practitioners and patients.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447151609
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 7/31/2013
  • Edition description: 2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Hughes, MD, FRCP The London Lupus Centre London Bridge Hospital, London UK

Munther Khamashta, MD, FRCP, PhD Graham Hughes Lupus Research Laboratory King's College London, UK

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Table of Contents

The Nervous System.-Neuro-psychiatric.-Heart and Blood vessels.-Arteries and veins.-Kidney.-Liver and gastro-intestinal tract.-Ear, nose, throat.-Lungs.-Musculo-skeletal system.-Skin.-Pregnancy.-Blood.-Tests for Hughes Syndrome.-Associated conditions.-Aetiology.-Diagnosis and classification.- Treatment.-The Future.

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