Cluster of cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome due to unpasteurised cheese

@article{Deschnes1996ClusterOC,
  title={Cluster of cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome due to unpasteurised cheese},
  author={George Desch{\^e}nes and C. Casenave and Francine Grimont and J. C. Desenclos and St{\'e}phane Benoit and Marilyse Collin and Steffen Baron and P. Mariani and P. A-D Grimont and Hubert Nivet},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={1996},
  volume={10},
  pages={203-205}
}
A cluster of four patients (1 girl, 3 boys) from a French village (2,000 inhabitants) had acute haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) between March 1992 and May 1993. All had prodromes with fever and diarrhoea, then acute renal failure, anaemia, schistocytosis and thrombocytopenia. Peritoneal dialysis was carried out in three children (duration 3–12 days). The verotoxin VT2 gene was identified by polymerase chain reaction in the stools of two children. Some days prior to the diarrhoea, all children… CONTINUE READING

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