Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

In the wake of infection by Shigatoxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC), some patients develop Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS).  The recent outbreak of O104:H4 STEC in Europe resulted in an unusually high proportion of patients going on to develop the syndrome, some of whom succumbed to the infection.

Drew Falkenstein, an associate of Marler Clark law firm in Seattle, has written a very well informed article on HUS.  Rather than write another, I suggest that interested readers follow the link to Drew's posting on Food Poison Journal.

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