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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: an Overview

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), you are most likely searching for quality information related to causes, treatments and outcomes of the disease. We have attempted to provide you with valuable information on our website. Please browse our content to learn more about Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and how we might be able to help you in your time of need.

Free E. Coli Food Poisoning Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been the victim of  poisoning and subsequently developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

What’s the problem?

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is an illness that most commonly occurs in the aftermath of E. coli bacteria food poisoning. Unfortunately, HUS usually affects children under the age of 10, but adolescents and adults can get it as well. The syndrome is characterized by damage and destruction of the red blood cells, which leads to a lower than normal number of red blood cells (anemia), blood clots, and damage to blood vessel walls.

Most cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome are preceded by gastrointestinal illnesses, often from a foodborne germ that causes bloody diarrhea. This is what is referred to as Typical HUS. The most common microorganisms associated with Typical HUS are Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Shigella, although it seems that nearly any infection that results in bloody diarrhea could lead to hemolytic uremic syndrome. The majority of HUS cases result from E. coli contamination of food like meat, dairy products, and juice. According to some studies, as many as 15 percent of children who are infected with E. coli develop hemolytic uremic syndrome at some point in the future.

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