Iagӑru, Rozina; Luminos, Monica; Duma, Dorina; Cibea, Alina; Jugulete, Gh.; Gheorghe, Elena; Marinescu, Violeta
September 2009
Therapeutics, Pharmacology & Clinical Toxicology;2009, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p324
Academic Journal
Case Study
The Haemolytic-Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is the most frequent cause of renal failure in small children. This disease is often preceded by an episode of acute gastroenterocolitis caused by an enterohemorrhagic strain of Escherichia coli (0157:H7); the syndrome has been rarely associated with other bacterial or viral infections. HUS is more common in children younger th an 4-5 years of age. The diagnosis is confirmed by microangiopathic haemolytic anemia, th rombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. A more careful medical evaluation of the hematological and renal manifestations, together with early and repeated hemodialysis, give the best chance of recovery, even in the acute phase of the diseases.


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