Title

Rare Presentation of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in an Adult

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2021

Description

Thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA) are disorders characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and microthrombi leading to organ dysfunction. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare subtype of TMA mediated by complement dysregulation. We present a case of a 59-year-old female who presented with acute kidney injury and mild thrombocytopenia but with normal hemoglobin. We highlight the importance of prompt diagnosis of aHUS and initiating appropriate treatment with eculizumab.

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