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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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 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, miamiherald, "E. coli outbreak update: It might be safe to buy and eat romaine lettuce again | Miami Herald," 16 May 2018 Twenty suffered a type of life-threatening kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Deadly romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak nearing end, CDC says," 17 May 2018 Sixty-four people have been hospitalized, the CDC said, and 17 of those have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a form of kidney failure. Sandee Lamotte And Debra Goldschmidt, CNN, "Deadly E. coli outbreak tied to romaine spreads," 9 May 2018 Fifty-two people have been hospitalized in connection to the outbreak, with 14 of the people developing hemolytic uremic syndrome, a form of kidney failure. Leada Gore, AL.com, "Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak: 1 death reported; illness spreads to 3 more states," 2 May 2018 Three have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a form of kidney failure. Alana Abramson, Time, "Romaine Lettuce Caused An Ongoing E. Coil Outbreak, CDC Says," 13 Apr. 2018 Of 87 people with information available, 46, or 53 percent, have been hospitalized, including 10 people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, the CDC said. Robert Anglen, azcentral, "E. coli outbreak tied to Yuma lettuce grows, with almost 100 people sickened," 27 Apr. 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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