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Haematology and neurology
  1. Steven Austin1,
  2. Hannah Cohen2,
  3. Nick Losseff3
  1. 1Department of Haematology, University College London, London, UK
  2. 2University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  3. 3The Whittington and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Nick Losseff
 The Whittington and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK; nicholas.losseff{at}uclh.nhs.uk

Abstract

This review aims to update the reader on advances in the understanding of haematological conditions that may arise in neurological practice. Thrombophilia, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, sickle cell and clonal disorders associated with neuropathy are discussed.

  • aPL, antiphospholipid antibodies
  • APS, antiphospholipid syndrome
  • FVL, factor V Leiden
  • HIT, heparin induced thrombocytopenia
  • IL, interleukin
  • LA, lupus anticoagulant
  • MGUS, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance
  • MTHFR, methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase
  • PFO, patent foramen ovale
  • POEMS, polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, and skin changes
  • PTGM, prothrombin gene mutation
  • TTP, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • VTE, venous thromboembolism
  • VWF, Von Willebrand factor
  • WM, Waldenströms macroglobulinaemia

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  • Competing interests: None.

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