hemolytic uremic syndrome noun
: 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)
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hemolytic uremic syndrome noun (Medical Dictionary)
: 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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