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Hemolytic uremic syndrome

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
HUS is...: An illness with hemolysis (breaking apart of red blood cells) and uremia (kidney failure) and sometimes with central nervous system symptoms. It is m ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Toxic Kidney Injury: Hus is a disorder that usually occurs when an infection in the GI tract (such as e.Coli o157:h7) produces toxic substances that damage blood vessel l ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Certain E. coli: Enterohemorrhagic e. Coli, usually type o157, is the most common cause of hus which begins about one week into the bloody diarrhea illness. The risk ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus) usually follows an acute episode of diarrheal illness caused by enterohemorrhagic e. Coli. Acute renal failure and in ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
EHEC with STX: Hemoyltic uremic syndrome (hus) is associated with infections involving entero-hemorrhagic e coli (ehec). This results in bloody diarrhea and hus sinc ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Some causes of nephrotic syndrome are due to herediary causes, eg one of the causes of fsgs also called focal and segmentalglomerulosclerosis.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: This is a rare but serious disorder which has many causes.Hemolysis means destruction of red blood cells and uremia is kidney failure.Most well known ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Concern about kidney: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus) is a condition that results from the abnormal premature destruction of red blood cells. Blood cells start to clog the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: You have to figure out why you are bleeding into your stomach and if there are any other places where you are bleeding and why and if you are making s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
35 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on type: Children with enterotoxic hus die 5% or less. With atypical hus the death rate is higher with chronic recurrent episodes.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Tss: Toxic Shock Syndrome is most often associated with bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus or group A streptococcus.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Very serious: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Toxic shock syndrome: Toxic Shock Syndrome is most often associated with bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus or group A streptococcus.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: It can be due to an underlying autoimmune disorder, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. In this case, the underlying autoimmune disorder may be he ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: These are different disorder. Both are serious, far more serious than run if the mill food poisoning.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on...: Nephrotic syndrome is a condition resulting from heavy protein loss through urine. A number of different kidney diseases are underlying pathologies. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV: I think you mean "acquired, " not "acute." the cause is HIV infection.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: It is a group a streptococcal infection associated with the sudden onset of shock and organ failure. N soft tissue infection is the most common portal ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Lezak
51 years experience in Palliative Care
Yes: It depends on the cause of the nephrotic syndrome. There are many different causes and further diagnostic evaluation is required to define the cause. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
HUS has diff types: Most of the cases that relate to e.Coli or sigella food poisoning, hemorrhagic diarrhea if severe, recover spontaneously and not even see the doctor. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the ner ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Protein in urine: Nephrotic syndrome is caused by dysfunction of the kidney in which large amount of protein leak into the urine. Typically three components of the synd ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Different docs: Foe successful diagnosis and treatment of hus a patient needs to see a nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a hematologist (blood specialist) usually.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome usually develops in response to infection, especially toxigenic e coli. The disease process leads to clogging of capillaries ... Read More

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