Which diet modifications are used 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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In the acute stage of illness, limit fluid intake to replace insensible losses and urine output.

A low-salt diet helps prevent fluid retention and elevated blood pressure.

Patients should be encouraged to eat as tolerated if there is no contraindication to doing so. Supplemental formulas orally or by nasogastric tube may be used if oral intake is poor. Consult a dietician early in the course of illness.

Many patients require intravenous hyperalimentation.


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