Acute kidney injury in a patient with hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia

Michael Breunig, Miguel Lalama, Gabrielle Rivard, Deanne Kashiwagi, Lynn Cornell

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Abstract

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is clinically diffi cult to distinguish from HUS and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Atypical HUS results from dysregulation of complement activation causing thrombotic microangiopathy affecting multiple organ systems. Atypical HUS is associated with high morbidity and mortality, making early recognition and appropriate therapy necessary to improve patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Plasma exchange
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • TTP-HUS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting

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