Definitions for "HUS"
Keywords:  uremic, hemolytic, hus, coli, syndrome
hemolytic uremic syndrome. 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 UREMIC SYNDROME. 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.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome. 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.
Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)
Eastern Orthodox Diocese of Houston and All Texas