Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome, or HUS, is a condition caused by the presence of infectious disease. It is most common in children, although people of any age can develop the condition. HUS is very serious. When treated properly, more than half of patients make a recovery, with the best prognosis for children who develop the condition.
HUS is caused by infections of the gastrointestinal tract. Most commonly, E. Coli is to blame for the condition, although there have been instances of HUS connected to other common infectious bacteria, including salmonella and shigella.
Symptoms of Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
If you suspect that you have the symptoms of HUS, do not hesitate to seek urgent medical help right away. Initial symptoms are similar to those of intestinal infections, such as vomiting, fever and diarrhea. However, symptoms will progressively become more severe, possible causing jaundice, bruising, pallor and little or no urine output.
Affected by HUS?
If you or someone you know has been affected by Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome, your suffering may not have been any fault of your own. Many of the bacterial infections that are known to cause HUS are often linked to food borne illness outbreaks caused by improper handling or preparation of foods.
Here at Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, we have a team of food borne illness lawyers who are ready and waiting to evaluate your case. We fight hard to bring justice to all of our clients. Call us today. We want to help.