Long-Term Prognosis of Haemolytic-Uraemic Syndrome in Children

  • Rosanna Gusmano
  • Francesco Perfumo
  • Maria Rosa Ciardi
  • Marcella Sarperi
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 212)


Haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS) is the most frequent cause of acute renal failure in children. Geographical surveys have demonstrated occurrence of HUS in both an epidemic and endemic manner (1) and familial occurrences have been reported (2). The clinical and histopathologi= cal features of HUS are well-known,while aetiology and physiopathology are not completely understood. The long-term evolution of renal function in children is incompletely documented. The recognition that HUS is not a conseq uence of a single clinico-pathologic entity may explain the conflicting results regarding prognosis.


Renal Function Acute Renal Failure Creatinine Clearance Chronic Dialysis Plasma Infusion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosanna Gusmano
    • 1
  • Francesco Perfumo
    • 1
  • Maria Rosa Ciardi
    • 1
  • Marcella Sarperi
    • 1
  1. 1.Nephrology and Dialysis DepartmentG. Gaslini InstituteGenoaItaly

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