Sticky Blood Explained by Kay Thackray


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Hughes Syndrome is now recognised as a major 'new' disease. It has been described by colleague Dr Joseph Font of Barcelona, as, "one of the two new diseases (with AIDS) of the 20th centrury".

The messages are simple. Blood clots can cause untold damage. The tendancy to 'sticky blood' found in Hughes Syndrome can be diagnosed by simple blood tests. The use of medicines, some as simple as aspirin, can protect against the clotting tendancy.

Kay Thackray here provides just the sort of clear guidance patients with Hughes Sydrome need. Coming from a patient, and coming straight from the heart, I believe that the lessons provided in this book are beyond value.

Munther A Khamashta MD FRCP

Consultant Physician, Lupus Unit