The Condition"... Dialysis is also needed at times to help the kidneys perform their function..."
Symptoms include sudden paleness, irritability, fatigue and excretion of abnormally small amounts of urine. HUS may eventually lead to a reduction in the blood flow to several organs (kidneys, pancreas, brain) potentially leading to multiple organ failure. A permanent partial loss of kidney function is common after recovering from HUS. HUS is most frequently associated with infection by E coli 0157:H7. However, other bacteria such as Campylobacter, Shigella, Salmonella and Yersinia have been linked to HUS.
A disease that affects the blood and blood vessels. It destroys red blood cells, cells that cause the blood to clot, and the lining of blood vessels. HUS is often caused by the Escherichia coli bacterium in contaminated food. People with HUS may develop acute renal failure.
A disorder marked by renal failure, hemolytic anemia, platelet deficiency, coagulation defects, and variable neurologic malfunction.
a rare kidney disorder that mostly affects children under the age of 10. It is often characterized by damage to the lining of blood vessel walls, destruction of red blood cells, and/or kidney failure.
A rare condition affecting mostly children under the age of 10. It is characterized by destruction of red blood cells, damage to the lining of blood vessel walls, and, in severe cases, kidney failure. Most cases of HUS occur after an infection in the digestive system caused by bacteria-contaminated food like meat, dairy products, and juice. The first stages of HUS frequently present with gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea.
Hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia occurring with acute renal failure.
A condition characterized by the breakup of red blood cells (hemolysis) and kidney failure. There is clumping of platelets (the blood cells responsible for clotting) within the kidney's small blood vessels with resultant ischemia (reduced blood flow) leading to the kidney failure. The partial blockage of the blood vessels also leads to the destruction of red blood cells (hemolysis). Platelets are also decreased which can cause bleeding problems. See the entire definition of Hemolytic uremic syndrome
a rare kidney disease that usually occurs in children.
The Condition"...The damaged red blood cells and other factors may clog the tiny blood vessels in the kidneys or cause lesions in the kidneys, making the kidneys work harder to remove wastes and extra fluid from the blood..."
"Hemolytic anemia and thromobocytopenia occurring with acute renal failure." [USAMRIID, p. A-9