Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a life-threatening medical condition characterized by destruction of red blood cells, low platelet count, and kidney failure. This article describes the signs and symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome.
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What’s the problem?
In E. coli-related HUS, gastroenteritis occurs with abdominal cramping, vomiting, and profuse bloody diarrhea. This may cause substantial dehydration, weakness and lethargy, as well as electrolyte imbalances because of the loss of sodium and potassium in the vomit and diarrhea. These symptoms tend to resolve before the onset of HUS. The anemia and uremia is usually present with weakness, lethargy, and sleepiness. Purpura or small bleeding areas in the skin may be seen because of low platelet counts.
Other signs and symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) include (but are not limited to):
- Abdominal pain
- Pale skin tone
- Fatigue and irritability
- Small, unexplained bruises or bleeding from the nose and mouth
- Decreased urination
- Swelling of the face, hands, feet or entire body
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