People with certain autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are at increased risk of having Hughes syndrome.
Without medical treatment, blood clots may lodge in veins or arteries and cause dangerous complications.
Any organ or limb can be affected, depending on the site of the blood clot.
Can autoimmune diseases cause pulmonary embolism?
The researchers explain: “Our results show that autoimmune disorders affect the risk of hospital admission for pulmonary embolism in men and women of all ages 33 autoimmune diseases were associated with significantly increased risks of pulmonary embolism during the first year after admission.
Can lupus cause blood clots?
Blood clots are more common in people with lupus. Clots often occur in the legs (called deep venous thrombosis or DVT) and lungs (called pulmonary embolus or PE) and occasionally in the brain (stroke). Blood clots that develop in lupus patients may be associated with the production of antiphospholipid (APL) antibodies.
What blood disorders cause clots?
Acquired Causes of Blood Clots
- von Willebrand Disease.
- Other Rare Bleeding Disorders.
- Thrombosis & Clotting. Clotting in the Veins. Autoimmune Disorders. Pregnancy and Hormone Therapy. Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia.
- Sickle Cell Disease.
- Additional Blood Disorders.
Does Sjogren’s cause blood clots?
Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) is an autoimmune rheumatic disease affecting the exocrine glands. Several pSS-associated clinical and laboratory parameters may predispose to thromboembolic risk, however clinical data is conflicting.