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Hemolytic uremic syndrome

Hemolytic uremic syndrome: Introduction

Hemolytic uremic syndrome: Hemolytic (HEE-mo-LIT-ik) uremic (yoo-REE-mik) syndrome is a rare condition affecting mostly children under the age of 10. Hemolytic uremic ... more about Hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Hemolytic uremic syndrome: A rare condition characterized by acute kidney failure, hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia (reduced blood platelet count). The condition is often caused by upper respiratory infections or infectious diarrhea. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hemolytic uremic syndrome is available below.

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Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to more »

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Prognosis for Hemolytic uremic syndrome: Ninety percent of children with HUS who receive careful supportive care survive past the initial harrowing stages of the condition, and most of those will have no long-term effects. But between 10 percent and 30 percent of the survivors will have kidney damage that leads to permanent kidney failure either immediately or over the course of several years. (Source: excerpt from Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: NIDDK)

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Hemolytic (HEE-mo-LIT-ik) uremic (yoo-REE-mik) syndrome is a rare condition affecting mostly children under the age of 10. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized by destruction of red blood cells, damage to the lining of blood vessel walls, and, in severe cases, kidney failure.

Most cases of HUS occur after an infection in the digestive system caused by the Escherichia colibacterium found on contaminated food like meat, dairy products, and juice. The first stages of HUS frequently present with gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. This stage lasts from 1 to 15 days. Recovery from this acute colitic phase is the rule. However, more severe problems in the bowel and colon may develop in some cases. (The most vulnerable and severely stricken of children with HUS can die during the first acute stage of the disease--between 5 percent and 10 percent.) (Source: excerpt from Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: NIDDK)

Definitions of Hemolytic uremic syndrome:

Syndrome of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure, with pathological finding of thrombotic microangiopathy in kidney and renal cortical necrosis. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Hemolytic uremic syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hemolytic uremic syndrome, or a subtype of Hemolytic uremic syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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