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Are uremia and uremic syndrome the same thing?

Are uremia and uremic syndrome the same thing?

Uremia: Uremia is high blood urea.
Uremic syndrome is the constellation of symptoms that come from having too much urea in the blood.

The higher the urea the more manifestations of the syndrome you will have. Uremic frost is found only when it is very high. ...Read more

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What is the difference between azotemia and uremic syndrome?

What is the difference between azotemia and uremic syndrome?

Azotem uremic syndro: Azo is uremia without symptoms
When uremia gets bad you get the syndrome. Which can affect all parts of body.
edema
itching
vomiting
out of head
uremic frost on skin.
high blood pressure
anemia
no urine
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What's a hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

What's a hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

HUS...: Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (hus) is a disorder that usually occurs when an infection in the digestive system produces toxic substances that destroy red blood cells, causing kidney injury. Hus often begins with vomiting and diarrhea, which may be bloody. Within a week, the person may become weak and irritable. Persons with this condition may urinate less than normal. Urine output may almost stop. ...Read more

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What is hemolytic-uremic syndrome (hus)?

What is hemolytic-uremic syndrome (hus)?

Kidney disease: Caused by break down of red blood cells (hemolysis) that is caused by minute clots (microthrombi)in capillaries in kidneys and other organs including brain. The resultant blockage of kidney and brain circulations cause kidney failure and seizure respectively. Not all cases have obviously diagnosable reason but an infection with certain kind of e.Coli bacteria can cause it and that can be fatal. ...Read more

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What things cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

What things cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

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 of hus is prominently increased if antibiotics are used during the diarrheal illness. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hemolytic uremic syndrome?

See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus) usually follows an acute episode of diarrheal illness caused by enterohemorrhagic e. Coli. Acute renal failure and increased red cell destruction are the hallmarks of hus. Rising serum creatinine level and reticulocyte counts would be expected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome?

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, and bleeding. Damage often affects kidneys, leading to abnormal urine or even kidney failure. Other organs may also get damaged, including the pancreas, brain, and liver.
Symptoms depend on which organs get damaged as well as the level of anemia. ...Read more

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What are the issues with hemolytic uremic syndrome?

What are the issues with hemolytic uremic syndrome?

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 filtering system in the kidneys, which may eventually cause the life-threatening kidney failure seen in hus. Most cases of hus develop in children after colon infection due to e.Coli. Adults can also get hus but often the reason is not due to e.Coli. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for hemolytic uremic syndrome?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for hemolytic uremic syndrome?

Different docs: Foe successful diagnosis and treatment of hus a patient needs to see a nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a hematologist (blood specialist) usually. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat hemolytic uremic syndrome?

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. The ones who have to see a doc are the severe cases d/ t e.Coli or unknown cause not relating to diarrhea. These mostly need plasma exchange. A new report suggests that the diarrhea mechanism may be blocked with oral manganese. It may not help hus. ...Read more

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What number of deaths are caused by hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

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 often sick with other things. Since hus is likely to be underdiagnosed, i'd go with 50000000 children under 11 in the us, 1500 cases, 30 deaths, about like rocky mountain spotted fever. Would like to hear from others. ...Read more

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How common is death from hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

How common is death from hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

Depends on type: Children with enterotoxic hus die 5% or less. With atypical hus the death rate is higher with chronic recurrent episodes. ...Read more

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Why do some people get hemolytic uremic syndrome and others don't?

Why do some people get hemolytic uremic syndrome and others don't?

Immune system quirks: The same reason only 1/200 people with untreated strep A get rheumatic fever or only 5% of those who were infected by poliovirus developed paralysis. When the bodies immune system creates antibodies to an invading germ, that antibody sometimes gets confused and attacks human tissues as well. There are some human tissue patterns that are more susceptible than others but we can't predict it ...Read more

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Why is hemolytic-uremic syndrome harmful to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?

Kidney failure: Inflammation from hus can cause kidney failure, nothing can be done to prevent it but getting early and right treatment for it may help prevent it's complications! ...Read more

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How come hemolytic-uremic syndrome very damaging to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?

See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome usually develops in response to infection, especially toxigenic e coli. The disease process leads to clogging of capillaries in the kidney and destroying the blood filtration process. Avoiding is by protecting yourself from infection. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/ds00876. ...Read more

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Should someone with a history of hemolytic uremic syndrome as a child follow up with a nephrologist as a adult? Even if they're not having problems

Should someone with a history of hemolytic uremic syndrome as a child follow up with a nephrologist as a adult? Even if they're not having problems

Not necessarily: If your primary care doctor has checked your kidney function and it is normal then you probably do not need to see a nephrologist. If there is any residual kidney damage from the HUS then it would be good to see a nephrologist. Many people recover fully from HUS and do not need ongoing care by a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can accidentally inhaling/ingesting pet waste cause hemolytic uremic syndrome?

No: If that were true, there would be a lot more HUS. Only a few rare strains of E coli / shigella cause this illness. ...Read more

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What is uremic hemolitic syndrome? How serious is this?

Can be serious: Hemolytic uremic syndrome ofter occurs due to infection with toxic strains of e coli. One of the manifestation is destruction of red cells and it causes damage to the kidneys. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/ds00876. ...Read more

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What does uremic poisoning mean?

Uremia: Uremia refers to buildup of products of metabolism with regard to the Urea Cycle, a process that allows us to excrete nitrogenous waste from our kidneys. Perturbations in renal function leads to buildup of these products associated with acid base and electrolyte issues that are also related to kidney function. Uremia is treated with dialysis to remove the toxins, can cause seizures, cardiac arrest ...Read more

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Is it true that methiprim is no more used in Rx of diarhea dysentrei because risk hemolytic uremic syndrom?

Is it true that methiprim is no more used in Rx of diarhea dysentrei because risk hemolytic uremic syndrom?

E. coli: There is evidence that enterocolitis due to strains of E. coli and possibly some other organisms that may result in hemolytic uremic syndrome can do this more frequently when treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is gastrointestinal uremic poisoning?

What is gastrointestinal uremic poisoning?

Perhaps: You are referring to the deterioration in renal function that happens when there is a massive gastrointestinal bleeding where there is low volume and absorption of a high protein material ...Read more

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Is this uremic frost. Sudden white sparkly rash on arm after sweating. First joint in finger tips turned red and painful too. Lasted several hours?

Is this uremic frost. Sudden white sparkly rash on arm after sweating. First joint in finger tips turned red and painful too. Lasted several hours?

Rash: Uremic "frost" would be expected in patients with end stage renal disease. Are you one of those? If not, then the rash you have is not uremic frost. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rett syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Rett syndrome?

Rett syndrome: Jett's is a genetic syndrome seen in females with
me protein disturbance that causes neurodevelopment delays, delayed walking, speaking and waving arms/hands, misdiagnosed as autistic syndrome.
A developmental pedi MD can tease this out. There is no cure and a limited lifespan. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hellp syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Hellp syndrome?

HELLP Syndrome: HELLP syndrome is named for 3 features of the disease (hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet levels). It is a life-threatening condition that can potentially complicate pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Patau syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Patau syndrome?

Patau syndrome: Patau syndrome is the least common and most severe of the viable autosomal trisomies. Median survival is fewer than 3 days. First was identified as a chromosomal syndrome in 1960. Patau syndrome is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 13. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Horner syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Horner syndrome?

Definition: A persistently small pupil (miosis)
A notable difference in pupil size between the two eyes (anisocoria)
Little or delayed opening (dilation) of the affected pupil in dim light
Drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis)
Slight elevation of the lower lid, sometimes called upside-down ptosis
Little/no sweating (anhidrosis) either on the entire side of face or isolated patch of skin on the affected side. ...Read more

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