According to the National Institutes of Health, About half of people who develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) experience sudden kidney failure. High blood pressure, chronic kidney failure, heart problems, stroke, and coma are possible as well.
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What’s the problem?
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized by damage and destruction of the red blood cells, which leads to a lower than normal number of red blood cells (a condition called anemia), blood clots, and damage to blood vessel walls. Complications of HUS are severe and can include the following:
- Hemolytic anemia and associated blood complications
- Abnormal kidney function
- HUS kidney failure (renal failure) that may require a kidney transplant
- Gall stones
- Elevated pancreatic enzyme levels that could lead to insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
- Central Nervous System (CNS) disturbances such as irritability, behavior changes, disorientation, delirium, hallucinations, dizziness, and tremors
- Respiratory disease syndrome
- Heart problems, including heart attack (myocardial infarction), cardio myoptahy, cardiogenic shock, congestive heart failure
- Cortical blindness
- Thrombocytopenia (platelet deficiency in the blood)
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