Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) with recovery after a long-lasting anuria: a case report

Hippokratia 2011; 15 (1): 90-92

H. Georgaki-Angelaki, N. Stergiou, A. Kapogiannis, I. Orfanou, B. Grapsa, E. Roma


We report a case of a seven-year-old girl who suffered from atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) complicated by septicaemia, central nervous system involvement, and cholangiitis. She remained anuric requiring treatment with peritoneal dialysis (PD) for a five-month period. In addition to conventional therapeutic measures including fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and blood cells transfusions she also underwent to plasma exchange (PE) treatment. Following a stormy hospitalization period of 17 weeks, the patient finally regained renal function and three years later she remains well on antihypertensive treatment and free of dialysis.