What is hemolytic uremic syndrome?

Also known as: HUS.

Hemolytic uremic syndrome is a fairly uncommon life-threatening form of kidney disease which can result in kidney failure (uremia). It occurs when too many damaged red blood cells (hemolyzed) clog the blood vessels of the kidneys leading to problems with the kidney’s filtering abilities.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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