Which age groups have the highest prevalence of pediatric hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert S Gillespie, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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A large majority of cases of STEC-HUS occur in children aged 7 months to 6 years. STEC-HUS is much less common in adults, although the disease may occur at any age. A large outbreak in Germany due to a novel strain of E. coli 0104:H4 forms a notable exception, in which 88% of patients were adults. [5] No age predilection is noted for aHUS. Genetically mediated forms may present as early as birth or the neonatal period.


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