Causes and Symptoms of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
In some persons, particularly children under 5 years of age and the elderly, an E. coli O157:H7 infection can also cause a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
- About 2%-7% of E. coli O157:H7 infections lead to HUS.
- With HUS Infection, the red blood cells are destroyed and the kidneys
- In the United States, HUS is the principal cause of acute kidney failure
in children, and most cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome are caused
by E. coli O157:H7.
CDC; Fact sheet answers some common questions about E. coli O157:H7 and HUS.Attention: Non-MDH link
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