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  • Graham Hughes

Abstract

Most of our early work in describing the anti phospholipid syndrome (APS) came from studies of a disease called Lupus. Lupus is a disease in which the immune system goes into “over-drive” and produces a huge variety of excess antibodies. Lupus is a common and important disease, mainly affecting young women, and seen in almost every country in the world. Once thought rare, it is now recognised as a major disease, commoner than, for example, multiple sclerosis or leukaemia, and in some countries, overtaking rheumatoid arthritis in prevalence.

Keywords

Rheumatoid Arthritis Multiple Sclerosis Anti Phospholipid Syndrome Huge Variety Lupus Patient 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham Hughes
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  1. 1.St Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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