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hemolytic uremic syndrome

noun

Definition of HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME

:  any of a group of rare disorders occurring especially in young children that are characterized by hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and varying degrees of kidney failure and that are precipitated by various factors (as infection with E. coli)

First Known Use of HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME

1965

hemolytic uremic syndrome

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME

:  a rare disease that is marked by the formation of thrombi in the capillaries and arterioles especially of the kidney, that is characterized clinically by hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and varying degrees of kidney failure, that is precipitated by a variety of etiologic factors (as infection with Escherichia coli or Shigella dysenteriae), and that primarily affects infants and young children—abbreviation HUS; see thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

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