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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-12

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome in children with particular emphasis in the tropics


Department of Paediatrics, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 1459, Ilorin, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Adedoyin Olanrewaju T
PMB 1459, Ilorin
Nigeria
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Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) is a triad of microangropathic haemolvtic anaemia, thromhocytopoenia and acute renal failure. It is one of the renal disorders not often diagnosed in children in the tropics, yet the clinical scenario presents itself from time to time in our children's wards. This, therefore, raises the question as to whether it missed or misdiagnosed as some other similar renal lesions which may require similar management strategies. This articles provides an update on the subject through reviews of relevant literatures. It also enumer­ ate.\· some clinical features (singly or in condition) that should raise clinical suspicion of the syndrome


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