Acute Renal Failure Secondary to Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Acute renal failure is a rare complication of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). In this case, a 17-year-old female without a previous history of renal disease presented with abdominal pain and loose stools. She was diagnosed with pancolitis and later found to have STEC and E. Coli O157:H7 infection. Her creatinine trended from 2.1 at admission to 5.5 within two days, at which point a hemodialysis catheter was placed and plasma exchange initiated. Her creatinine peaked at 8.0 and she was anuric for seven days. In this case, we discuss the care and management of severe anuria secondary to HUS.
Marolt C, Fowler J, Soto RG. Acute renal failure secondary to hemolytic uremic syndrome. Presented at: American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; 2023 Oct 15; San Francisco, CA.