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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During the final evaluation determination, NICE's Highly Specialised Technologies Evaluation Committee confirmed that Soliris is indicated as an important treatment option of significant value to patients with atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome.
The NICE Evaluation Committee recommended the commissioning of Soliris, within its marketing authorisation, for atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome subject to the conditions included in the evaluation consultation document released in September 2014.