Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Pediatric Intensive Care Units in São Paulo, Brazil

  title={Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Pediatric Intensive Care Units in S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil},
  author={Renato Lopes de Souza and Jo{\~a}o Tom{\'a}s Abreu Carvalhaes and Luc{\'i}lia Sanae Nishimura and Maria Cristina de Andrade and Beatriz Ernestina Cabilio Guth},
  booktitle={The open microbiology journal},
The hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is one of the most frequent causes of pediatric acute renal failure. The aim of this study was to report the clinic and microbiologic features associated with 13 post-diarrheal HUS cases identified in pediatric intensive care units in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, from January 2001 to August 2005. Epidemiologic, clinic, and laboratorial information, along with fecal and serum samples, were collected for… CONTINUE READING
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