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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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People with atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome experience kidney damage and acute kidney failure that lead to end-stage renal disease in about half of all cases.
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Escherichia coli O 157:H7 and the hemolytic-uremic syndrome.
HUS, or Hemolytic-uremic syndrome, has so far been found in 520 people.
coil isolated from stool specimens or hemolytic-uremic syndrome, and 16 patients were hospitalized (MMWR 50[151:293-97, 2001).
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coli-caused hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe complication of a type of E.