Another outstanding YouTube video by Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Dr. Larry Mellick. Following the eight minute video there are some graphics from the video for quick review.
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is characterized by:
The causes of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome:
The differential diagnosis is (see also discussion from Harriet Lane Handbook that follows the graphics from the video):
The patient’s labs:
In his discussion, Dr. Mellick states that the treatment of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is usually supportive. If the patient is severely anemic or severely thrombocytopenic then transfusion thereapy is indicated.
Because of her severe kidney dysfunction, this patient requires hemodialysis.