What is the role of surgery in the treatment 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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Supportive medical care is the mainstay of treatment of hemolytic-uremic syndrome.

Obtain surgical consultation if the patient has severe abdominal pain or other abdominal findings, which may be similar to an acute abdomen.

Surgery may also be required for placement of a dialysis catheter.


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