Is it Lupus?

Is it Lupus?

“Is it lupus?” Three months now in lockdown.  London Lupus Centre still virtually closed, but still providing telephone consultations.  As events move towards a loosening of the restrictions, I am preparing plans for, I hope, a re-start to some of the...
Hughes Syndrome – June 2020

Hughes Syndrome – June 2020

  Following the sunniest May on record, the good weather came to an end.  Back to clouds and some rain.  Still on ‘lockdown’… Many people have asked me (in fact, most patients) about the difference between Hughes Syndrome and lupus.  I know I...
APS and Covid-19 Update

APS and Covid-19 Update

The last 4 months have been difficult for everyone around the world. There will be concerns from many of our readers about their diagnosis of Antiphospholipid (Hughes’) Syndrome (APS), other diagnoses which they also have and the risk and effects of Coronavirus...
Hughes Syndrome – May 2020

Hughes Syndrome – May 2020

In ‘lockdown’ now for 2 months.  Almost a way of life.  The only redeeming factor has been the wonderful weather here in the South East of England. Cloudless blue skies day after day. For people stuck in a block of flats, the past 2 months must have been so, so...
Hughes Syndrome – April 2020

Hughes Syndrome – April 2020

I am writing this on Friday, 1st May.  April has been unforgettable in so many ways – in ‘lockdown’ for the past 5 weeks and infection rate with coronavirus still very high worldwide. No direct medical drug is proven yet.  Of course, the known...
Hughes Syndrome – March 2020

Hughes Syndrome – March 2020

All normal activities on hold.  The worldwide corona virus has reached the U.K.  Normal clinical activity totally shattered.  Our Prime Minister in intenstive care.  Self-isolation. Our normal lupus clinic has, for now, converted to telephone consultations.  A major...