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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 96-99

Diagnosis and management of hemolytic uremic syndrome in children: A transfusionist's perspective

1 Department of Transfusion Medicine, The Mission Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Clinical Hematology, BALCO Medical Centre, Chhattisgarh, India
3 Department of Transfusion Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Suvro Sankha Datta
Department of Transfusion Medicine, The Mission Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/gjtm.gjtm_20_21

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Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is one of the important causes of severe acute kidney injury in children. Among many etiologies which are responsible for this syndrome, herein we are reporting two interesting cases of HUS caused by anticomplement factor H autoantibodies and Streptococcus pneumoniae infection where the transfusion medicine department played a crucial role in early diagnosis and prompt management.

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