Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome By Dr. Larry Mellick

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:

dx of HUS

The causes of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome:

diff dx of HUS

The differential diagnosis is (see also discussion from Harriet Lane Handbook that follows the graphics from the video):

Other Causes of this clincal and lab picture

The patient’s labs:

HUS 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.

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