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i was told to look into hughes syndrome, what is it, and how do you catch it?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
More familiar name: This is better-known as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, which can be seen in lupus or "just happens". An antibody against a molecular unit involved in blood clotting actually makes the cascade work too well. It's dangerous, and you will probably want to be treated by a specialist.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013

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