Name Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Related to/Also known as Sticky Blood Syndrome
Hughes Syndrome
Symptoms APS is sometimes called 'sticky blood syndrome'. This is because people with it have an increased tendency to form clots in blood vessels (also known as thromboses). Any blood vessel can be affected including the veins and the arteries.
Useful national contacts Hughes Syndrome Foundation
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Tel: 020 7188 8217
Find a specialist in your area:
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Online resources Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) (NHS Choices)
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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) (Arthritis Research UK)
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Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability related issues.

This includes a copy of the Arthritis Research Campaign booklet "Antiphospholipid syndrome".