Post-dysenteric hemolytic uremic syndrome in children during an epidemic of Shigella dysentery in Kwazulu/Natal


We report 81 of 107 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), admitted between July 1994 and February 1996, following an outbreak of Shigella dysenteriae type 1 dysentery in Kwazulu/Natal. All patients, excluding 1, were black with a mean age of 38 months (range 1 – 121); 50 (61.7%) were males. The mean duration of dysentery was 11.3 days (range 1 – 41) and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004670050338


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