hemolytic uremic syndrome

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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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But in humans, Shiga toxin leads to bloody diarrhea and, in more serious cases, a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Trash your romaine lettuce and don’t eat any in restaurants, says the CDC," 21 Nov. 2018 So far, 13 people have been hospitalized from the outbreak in the U.S., including one who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, though no deaths have been reported according to the CDC. Macaela Mackenzie, Glamour, "Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce: Health Officials Have Issued a Massive Recall," 20 Nov. 2018 Of the 157 people who were ill that the CDC has information on, 75 have been hospitalized and 20 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the form of kidney failure that can be fatal. David J. Neal, chicagotribune.com, "Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak could be nearing end, CDC says," 17 May 2018 Five of them developed a type of kidney failure associated with an E. coli illness called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can be life-threatening. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "16 states affected by E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce," 19 Apr. 2018 Of the 157 people who were ill that the CDC has information on, 75 have been hospitalized and 20 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the form of kidney failure that can be fatal. David J. Neal, chicagotribune.com, "Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak could be nearing end, CDC says," 17 May 2018 Three people have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome, the CDC said in a statement. azcentral, "35 sickened in E. coli outbreak linked to Arizona lettuce, CDC says," 13 Apr. 2018 Of the 157 people who were ill that the CDC has information on, 75 have been hospitalized and 20 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the form of kidney failure that can be fatal. David J. Neal, chicagotribune.com, "Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak could be nearing end, CDC says," 17 May 2018 Of the 157 people who were ill that the CDC has information on, 75 have been hospitalized and 20 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the form of kidney failure that can be fatal. David J. Neal, chicagotribune.com, "Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak could be nearing end, CDC says," 17 May 2018

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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 esp. 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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