Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome Clinical Presentation

Updated: Nov 16, 2017
  • Author: Malvinder S Parmar, MBBS, MS, FRCPC, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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History

History findings may include the following:

  • Prodromal gastroenteritis (83%) - Fever (56%), bloody diarrhea (50%) for 2-7 days before the onset of renal failure

  • Irritability, lethargy

  • Seizures (20%)

  • Acute renal failure (97%)

  • Anuria (55%)

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Physical Examination

Physical findings may include the following:

  • Hypertension (47%)

  • Edema, fluid overload (69%)

  • Pallor, often severe

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