Which physical findings are characteristic 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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Blood pressure may be elevated unless the patient is volume depleted (eg, from diarrhea). The child appears ill and pale. Abdominal pain and tenderness may be present, possibly severe. Peripheral edema may be present. Petechiae, purpura, or oozing from venipuncture sites may be present.


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