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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Predictors of fatality in postdiarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Table 1 Laboratory features of : hemolytic uremic syndrome Anemia -- often severe Moderate neutrophilia Fragmented RBCs, burr cells, and microspherocytes Reticulocytosis Thrombocytopenia Hemoglobinemia Low haptoglobin Mildly elevated bilirubin Elevated urea nitrogen and creatinine Hemoglobinuria with RBCs, WBCs, and casts
The kidney damage--which affects mostly young children--is the result of hemolytic uremic syndrome.
TheaHUS Alliance is an umbrella organization of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Patient Organizations from around the world.
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Many clinicians have hesitated to prescribe antibiotics to patients with enteritis because of findings suggesting a link to an increased risk of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in schoolchildren with the infection, Dr.
Soliris is also approved in the United States and European Union as the first and only treatment for patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a debilitating, ultra-rare, life-threatening and chronic genetic disorder characterized by complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy (blood clots in small vessels).
Support Advancing Initial Clinical Indication of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome --
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections are public health concerns because of the severe illnesses they cause, such as hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) (1).
coli, however, is hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition in which sudden, rapid destruction of red blood cells causes acute kidney failure, Fannin said.
coli hemolytic uremic syndrome (STEC-HUS) during an outbreak in Germany from May 2011 to July 2011.
Multilocus sequence typing of 169 non-O157 enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) isolated from patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) demonstrated 29 different sequence types (STs); 78.