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Why do some people get hemolytic uremic syndrome and others don't?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: EHEC with STX
Hemoyltic uremic syndrome (hus) is associated with infections involving entero-hemorrhagic e coli (ehec).
This results in bloody diarrhea and hus since this bacteria produces a special group of toxins (verotoxin or shiga toxins- aka stx). The most representative strain of this type of e coli is referred to as o157:h7, responsible for several deadly outbreaks in recent years around the world.

In brief: EHEC with STX
Hemoyltic uremic syndrome (hus) is associated with infections involving entero-hemorrhagic e coli (ehec).
This results in bloody diarrhea and hus since this bacteria produces a special group of toxins (verotoxin or shiga toxins- aka stx). The most representative strain of this type of e coli is referred to as o157:h7, responsible for several deadly outbreaks in recent years around the world.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
Hus is a serious disease, some causes are genetic, some due to certain bacterial products in meat, like e colii infected hamburgers or raw meat patients can develop severe anemia and kidney failure so not everyone gets it.

In brief: See below
Hus is a serious disease, some causes are genetic, some due to certain bacterial products in meat, like e colii infected hamburgers or raw meat patients can develop severe anemia and kidney failure so not everyone gets it.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Certain risks
Include younger children, elevated initial white blood cell count and, especially the use of antibiotics early in the illness with enterohemorrhagic e .
Coli strains.

In brief: Certain risks
Include younger children, elevated initial white blood cell count and, especially the use of antibiotics early in the illness with enterohemorrhagic e .
Coli strains.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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