Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS, Hughes syndrome, sticky blood syndrome)

People suffering from this syndrome expose an increased tendency to thrombosis.

Thrombi usually occur in the lower extremities, but other body regions can be involved as well.
According to one theory, this syndrome is an auto-immune disorder with impaired immune system causing an attack against the body’s own tissues and organs.
It can be diagnosed by blood tests. Treatment includes anti-coagulants.