I'm not new here but its a place I've horribly neglected... sorry.
My sister was recently diagnosed with Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) which is known to run mainly in the female line of families. She has Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) which is often related to FMD and was only diagnosed with SCAD after a full cardiac arrest (fortunately she was in casualty at the time). SCAD is, at least in some ways, similar to Hughes Syndrome and so my question is, has there ever been any link found between SCAD, FMD and Hughes Syndrome?
The reason I ask is, both my sister and myself have always had that mottled bingo rash on our legs, wrists and chest. Both of us have had problems keeping pregnancies going. She has miscarried 4 times, me 6 times. Both of us have suffered Phlebitis. My late maternal grandmother also had the same mottled skin we have and she eventually managed to have one child after many miscarriages. She succumbed to a DVT whilst still quite young but she was never diagnosed with anything. She was always told that her mottled rash was a sign of good circulation!
Neither FMD or SCAD are connected to this odd mottled rash or miscarriage.
Up until recently SCAD was thought to be very rare, but more recently a large number of postmortems have shown SCAD to be the cause. There is still only one specialist for the whole of Britain and there is an awful lot they still don't understand about this illness.
I have never been tested for Hughes and neither has my sister.