Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome
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is a rare disease that occurs suddenly in previously healthy children. This condition is characterized by severe shock, coagulopathy, encephalopathy, and liver and kidney dysfunction. Most cases of HSES occur in infants from age 3 to 8 months, although it can also occur in older children. Individuals with HSES have extremely high body temperatures and multiple organ failures. This condition often causes long term neurological problems or death. The cause of the HSES is unknown.hsHemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome (HSES)
Last updated: 5/19/2009
- Palumbo EJ. Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome. Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals. March 2009; http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec19/ch286/ch286c.html. Accessed 5/19/2009.
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