Treatments for Hemolytic uremic syndrome


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Treatment list for Hemolytic uremic syndrome: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Hemolytic uremic syndrome includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Treatments of Hemolytic uremic syndrome discussion: Once HUS develops, there is no known treatment that can stop the progress of the syndrome. Unfortunately, it must run its course. Most treatments are supportive in nature and aimed at easing the immediate symptoms and signs of this disease and at preventing further complications. Supportive therapy consists of maintaining specific levels of fluids and salts, which are replaced only as needed. Blood transfusions (packed red blood cells) are sometimes needed. Treatment of high blood pressure is often necessary. Dialysis is also needed at times to help the kidneys perform their function. Other complications, such as neurologic complications, necessitate additional medications. 1

Hemolytic uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition usually treated in an intensive care unit. Blood transfusions and kidney dialysis are often required. With intensive care, the death rate for hemolytic uremic syndrome is 3%-5%. 2

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: NIDDK
2. excerpt from Escherichia coli O157:H7 General: DBMD

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