• Graham Hughes
  • Munther A. Khamashta


Thrombocytopenia is the most common haematological complication of Hughes syndrome. It can precede other features by many years and can be severe. More commonly, however, patients often run ‘borderline’ platelet counts (e.g. 100,000) for many years.


Platelet Count Haemolytic Anaemia Erythrocyte Membrane Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Multiple Organ Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham Hughes
    • 1
  • Munther A. Khamashta
    • 2
  1. 1.The London Lupus CentreLondon Bridge HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Division of Women’s Health, Graham Hughes Lupus Research LaboratoryKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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