Basic Summary for Hemolytic uremic syndrome


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Main name of condition: Hemolytic uremic syndrome
Other names or spellings: HUS


What is Hemolytic uremic syndrome?
  Brief description of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: A severe blood disease mostly after E-coli infections.
  Parent types of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: Digestive Diseases, Blood vessel conditions, Blood conditions
  Organs Affected by Hemolytic uremic syndrome: blood, blood vessels, kidneys, digestive
  Types of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: Postdiarrheal HUS
How many people get Hemolytic uremic syndrome?
  Incidence (annual) of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: 202 cases of postdiarrheal HUS in 28 USA states 2001 (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2003)
  Incidence Rate of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: approx 1 in 1,346,534 or 0.00% or 201 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: 1999: 181 cases in 26 States 1
Who gets Hemolytic uremic syndrome?
  Patient Profile for Hemolytic uremic syndrome: Mostly young children under 10
How serious is Hemolytic uremic syndrome?
  Prognosis of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: Ninety percent of children with HUS who receive careful supportive care survive past the initial harrowing stages of the condition, and most of those will have no long-term effects. But between 10 percent and 30 percent of the survivors will have kidney damage that leads to permanent kidney failure either immediately or over the course of several years. 2
  Complications of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: see complications of Hemolytic uremic syndrome
What causes Hemolytic uremic syndrome?
  Causes of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: see causes of Hemolytic uremic syndrome
What are the symptoms of Hemolytic uremic syndrome?
  Duration of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: 1-15 days
  Symptoms of Hemolytic uremic syndrome: see symptoms of Hemolytic uremic syndrome
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Hemolytic uremic syndrome: see treatments for Hemolytic uremic syndrome

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Kidney and Urologic Diseases Statistics for the United States: NIDDK
2. excerpt from Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: NIDDK

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