Hemolytic uremic syndrome

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Hemolytic uremic syndrome

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a complex disorder that may affect children after different infections, particularly bacterial infections that cause bloody diarrhea. HUS causes damage to the blood cells and the kidneys, which are organs in the abdomen responsible for filtering blood and creating urine. Symptoms of HUS commonly include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, pale skin tone, extreme tiredness, fever, blood in the urine, decreased urination, swelling, and confusion. A physician can diagnose HUS using blood, urine, and other lab tests. HUS usually requires treatment in the hospital to manage symptoms and prevent further organ damage.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hemolytic uremic syndrome" returned 469 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnostic Value of Serological Tests Against Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli in Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Children.
 

Author(s): Beata Leszczyńska, Helena Ziółkowska, Edyta Podsiadły, Jolanta Szych, Waldemar Rastawicki, Urszula Demkow, Maria Roszkowska-Blaim

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;24(6):1031-6.

 

Diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS D+) caused by verotoxigenic E. coli strains (VTEC) is a major cause of acute kidney injury in children between 1 and 5 years of age. Because of the short presence of VTEC in the gastrointestinal tract as well as difficulties with ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2016

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A case report of undiagnosed postpartum hemolytic uremic syndrome.
 

Author(s): Jiao Mu, Ji Zhang, Ananda Sunnassee, Hongmei Dong

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Postpartum hemolytic uremic syndrome (PHUS) is a severe thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) that is clinically characterized by hemolytic anemia, renal dysfunction, and low platelet levels after childbirth. Here, we report a rare case of unexpected death due to PHUS.

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

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Sensitive, reliable and easy-performed laboratory monitoring of eculizumab therapy in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.
 

Author(s): Elena B Volokhina, Nicole C A J van de Kar, Grethe Bergseth, Thea J A M van der Velden, Dineke Westra, Jack F M Wetzels, Lambertus P van den Heuvel, Tom Eirik Mollnes

Journal: Clin. Immunol.. 2015 Oct;160(2):237-43.

 

Complement C5 inhibitor eculizumab treatment in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is effective, but associated with high costs. Complement inhibition monitoring in these patients has not been standardized. In this study we evaluated novel functional assays for application in routine ...

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2015

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The terms "Hemolytic uremic syndrome" returned 51 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Arsalan Rafiq, Hassan Tariq, Naeem Abbas, Roopalekha Shenoy

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Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease characterized by hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, and renal dysfunction. It is a disease related to genetic mutations in the alternative complement pathway and has a distinct pathophysiology but is difficult to differentiate ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2015

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Gemcitabine-induced hemolytic uremic syndrome in pancreatic cancer: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Hye Won Lee, Moon Jae Chung, Huapyong Kang, Heun Choi, Youn Jeong Choi, Kyung Joo Lee, Seung Woo Lee, Seung Hyuk Han, Jin Seok Kim, Si Young Song

Journal: Gut Liver. 2014 Jan;8(1):109-12.

 

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a rare thrombotic complication characterized by a triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. HUS may be caused by several different conditions, including infection, malignancy, and chemotherapeutic agents, ...

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2014

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Atypcial Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atypical Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2015

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Complement Activation During Hemodialysis in Atypical Hemolytic Uraemic Syndrome as Underlying Kidney Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atypical Hemolytic Uraemic Syndrome.

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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Rituximab in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory TTP-HUS
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura; Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 18 May 2010

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