What is the role of serum antibody and complement testing in the workup 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 test for serum antibodies to STEC 0157:H7 is available, but its clinical use is not well defined.

Complement C3 may be decreased in patients with aHUS.


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