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Hemolytic uremic syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia, and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia associated with distorted erythrocytes ('burr cells')
  • HUS
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  • I was diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome as an infant. I developed kidney and heart failure and received several blood transfusions. At the age of 15 I was put on blood pressure medication. Is kidney disease/dialysis part of the long-term outlook for people who were affected by this condition as a child? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia, and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia associated with distorted erythrocytes ('burr cells')
  • HUS
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.