Hemolytic uremic syndrome is a serious health condition that causes hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure after a bout of gastroenteritis. This syndrome is rare and most often occurs in children about a week after their infection.
- small bruises
- bloody stools
- extreme fatigue
- mouth, nose bleeds
- oliguria ~ decreased urine output
Renal failure causes your urine output to decrease because damaged red blood cells clog your kidney’s tiny blood vessels. Red blood cell destruction causes symptoms of anemia. And blood platelet loss causes blood clotting issues. All three are health consequences of hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome can cause death, yet with proper treatment most recover without any long term health repercussions. Treatment may include:
If you are experiencing any hemolytic uremic syndrome symptoms shortly after a go around with the stomach flu, see you health care provider ASAP.