Hughes Syndrome Foundation

About Hughes Syndrome Foundation

The Hughes Syndrome Foundation’s (HSF) mission is to provide information and education on Hughes Syndrome and support research for it. HSF offers understanding and support to sufferers of Hughes Syndrome which is known medically as antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). APS is a rare immunological disorder characterized by recurring blood clots. Blood clots can form in any blood vessel of the body. The specific symptoms and severity of APS vary greatly from case to case depending upon the exact location of a blood clot and the organ system affected. APS may occur as an isolated disorder (primary antiphospholipid syndrome) or may occur along with another autoimmune disorder such as systemic lupus erythematosus (secondary antiphospholipid syndrome).

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