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

First Known Use of hemolytic uremic syndrome

1965


Medical Dictionary

hemolytic uremic syndrome

noun

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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