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Hughes syndrome

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noun \ˈhyüz-\

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Biographical Note for hughes syndrome

Hughes

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Graham Robert Vivian

(born 1940), British rheumatologist. From 1973 to 1985 Hughes served as consultant physician at London's Hammersmith Hospital, becoming head of rheumatology at the hospital in 1975 and setting up Europe's first dedicated lupus clinic. From 1985 he served as head of the Lupus Research Unit, Rayne Institute, St. Thomas Hospital, in London. Concurrently he was consultant physician in the hospital's rheumatology department. In 1978 he cofounded Lupus UK, a national patients association, and from 1992 onwards served as life president of the organization. Founder and editor of the journal Lupus, he published over 900 papers on all aspects of rheumatology, and especially on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of lupus and related conditions. He published a description of the syndrome associated with his name in 1983.


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