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Abstract

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) is a recognized complication of infection with Shiga toxin-producing (STEC) and type 1. Infections with other micro-organisms, especially , have been cited as causes of HUS. In addition, influenza virus and other viruses may rarely be associated with this syndrome. A 2-year-old girl presented with severe sepsis with renal failure and ecthyma gangrenosum. Further investigations revealed features of HUS. She was managed with antibiotics and other supportive measures including peritoneal dialysis, and subsequently made a full recovery. A possible role of neuraminidase in the pathogenesis of . -associated HUS was proposed. This is the first reported case of . sepsis leading to HUS.

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2013-11-01
2022-01-28
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