hemolytic uremic syndrome

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hemolytic uremic syndrome

[hē·mə¦lid·ik yə¦rēm·ik ′sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
An illness characterized by the abrupt onset of decreased urine production, loss of kidney function, and anemia. It may be accompanied by edema, hypertension, blood-clotting disorders, and seizures. It is often caused by infection with Escherichia coli O157:H7 but has also been associated with Salmonella and Shigella.
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Complications that can occur include: hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS); post diarrheal thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP); and serious kidney complications.
Petric (1985), "The Association Between Idiopathic Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome and Infection by Verotoxin-Producing Escherichia coli.
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Risk Factors for the progression of Escherichia coli O157:H7 enteritis to hemolytic-uremic syndrome.
Gabrielle suffered hemolytic-uremic syndrome ("HUS"), hemorrhagic colitis (an infection of the large intestine), rectal prolapse (protrusion of the rectum from the anus), and kidney failure all as a direct result of her E.
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome surveillance to monitor trends in infection with Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other Shiga toxin-producing E.
Communitywide outbreak of hemolytic-uremic syndrome associated with non-0157 verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli.
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome and verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli infection in Italy.
Community-wide outbreak of hemolytic-uremic syndrome associated with non-O157 verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli.