What is pediatric hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert S Gillespie, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) was first described by Gasser in a German publication in 1955. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome consists of the triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. [1] Since 1955, thousands of cases have been reported, and hemolytic-uremic syndrome is recognized as the most common cause of acute renal failure in the pediatric population.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!