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J Clin Apher. 2012;27(4):212-4. doi: 10.1002/jca.21208. Epub 2012 Feb 3.

Therapeutic plasma exchange in Streptococcus pneumoniae-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome: a case report.

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Department of Pathology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. Melissa.L.Petras@hitchcock.org

Abstract

Streptococcus pneumoniae-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (pHUS) is an atypical form of HUS associated with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure. Although less common than diarrhea-associated HUS, incidence appears to be increasing. We report a case of a child with pHUS who underwent a course of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) and had complete recovery. This report adds to the existing literature supporting TPE in cases of pHUS.

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22307916
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10.1002/jca.21208
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