Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 10 Number 1, January 2003

A case presentation of haemolytic uraemic syndrome presenting as gastroenteritis

LN Wong and RSD Yeung

A 62-year-old man presented to our department with gastroenteritis. He was found to have decreased platelets and deranged renal function. A diagnosis of haemolytic uraemic syndrome was eventually made. The disease usually presents nonspecifically with gastroenteric symptoms and systemic upset at the initial stage. Without a high index of suspicion, the diagnosis can easily be missed. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2003;10:54-56)

Keywords : E. Coli O157:H7 gastroenteritis, Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome, plamapheresis, verocytotoxin

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