hemolytic uremic syndrome

noun

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 progressive kidney failure, that has several causes (such as infection with E. coli or the use of chemotherapeutic or immunosuppressant drugs), and that primarily affects infants and young children abbreviation HUS

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Recent Examples on the Web While most recover from the illness, some may develop a potentially deadly type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Sophie Reardon, CBS News, 7 Jan. 2022 That can include a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which causes easy bruising, pallor (aka, an unusually pale appearance), and decreased urine output. Korin Miller, Health.com, 7 Jan. 2022 The worst symptom is hemolytic uremic syndrome, a form of kidney failure that can make E. coli deadly. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 4 Jan. 2022 On July 18, 1993, Alex died of hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can result when bacteria damages the blood vessels. Bernice Yeung, ProPublica, 23 Dec. 2021 Around 5% to 10% of individuals diagnosed with a STEC infection develop a possibly life-threatening complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which affects kidney function and requires hospitalization, the CDC explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 4 Aug. 2021 One of them is called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure. Chris Smith, BGR, 18 Nov. 2021 This included 85 hospitalizations, with 15 patients who developed a type of kidney failure – hemolytic uremic syndrome – known to be associated with this particular type of bacteria. David Williams, CNN, 5 Aug. 2021 People in those vulnerable age groups are also more likely to develop hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially life-threatening complication of an E. coli infection. Sarah Jacob, SELF, 13 Sep. 2021

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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hemolytic uremic syndrome

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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 progressive 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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