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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While she was treated and released, her son was diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome, the same kidney-wasting complication that contributed to Cabezuela’s death. San Diego Union-Tribune, "E. coli death, infections, spark claims against San Diego fair board," 29 July 2019 In extreme cases, patients may suffer from hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. Rebekah Tuchscherer, USA TODAY, "Craving some sweet dough? Cookie monsters should be extra careful amid ongoing flour recall," 18 June 2019 More severe cases can result in hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. Tamara Fuentes, Popular Mechanics, "The CDC Is Investigating an E. Coli Outbreak in Seven States," 12 Apr. 2018 In severe cases, patients may get hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Pillsbury Best bread flour recalled in ongoing E. coli outbreak," 16 June 2019 In rare cases, E. coli infections can be serious and lead to complications, such as hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can cause kidney failure and even death. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Cauliflower Recalled for Possible E. Coli Contamination," 18 Dec. 2018 One person has developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome, the CDC reports, but there have been no deaths. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Here Are the E. Coli Symptoms to Watch Out For, Just in Case You Ate Contaminated Romaine Lettuce Recently," 20 Nov. 2018 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

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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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