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Diseases

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is a disease characterized by a triad of hemolytic anemia (anemia caused by destruction of red blood cells), acute kidney failure (uremia), and a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia).

SYMPTOMS

  • Bloody diarrhea.
  • Decreased urination or blood in the urine.
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting and occasionally fever.
  • Pallor.
  • Small, unexplained bruises or bleeding from the nose and mouth.
  • Fatigue and irritability.
  • Confusion or seizures.
  • High blood pressure.

CAUSES

The most common cause of hus — particularly in children under the age of 5 — isinfection with e. coli bacteria that produce certain toxins (shiga toxin-producing e. coli or stec). One such strain of e. coli is known as e. coli o157:h7. Other strains of e. coli have also been linked to hus .

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