Educational Series - aHUS in emergency care setting

This article is an overview of the diagnosis and management of aHUS in the emergency care setting. aHUS is a life-threatening disorder in which microvascular thrombosis affects the kidneys, brain and/or other organs. Its clinical and laboratory features overlap with those of other thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) disorders including STEC-HUS and TTP. Distinct treatment strategies are used in each case, but the critical first step involves recognition of a TMA, based on the presence of microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia and thrombocytopenia.

Independent expert commentary provided by Dr Tom Barbour, PhD FRACP whois a nephrologist at The Royal
Melbourne Hospital (RMH), Victoria.

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