ANTI Phospholipid Syndrome (Hughes Syndrome)

The antiphospolipid syndrome (APS) is a medical condition that can cause blood clots to form within the arteries or vein. Depending on the location, extension and tissue damage of the thrombus formation, APS can give origin to a variety of clinical conditions that can be grouped as follows.

  • Primary when it is not associated with any other condition or underlying reason.
  • Secondary when it is associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, other autoimmune disorders or an underlying reason such as infections or medications.