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is convulsion a symptom of hemolytic uremic syndrome

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience 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
Dr. Pascale Lane
36 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Variable: Hemolytic uremic syndrome involves damage to tiny blood vessels that breaks down red blood cells and uses up platelets leading to weakness, pale color ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Tough to say: The articles say that around 1-3 children (age 1-10) per 100000 get hus yearly, and around 5% of them perish. Adults -- harder to say as they are ofte ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: No vaccine is available yet.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
36 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes : blood pressure need to be monitored together with kidney function test. So the answer is yes

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