The nurse is assessing a 5-year-old diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Which of the following signs and symptoms are associated with this disease?


•HUS is a disease characterized by hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal injury. It is generally caused by a gastrointestinal infection such as E. coli.

•Bloody diarrhea and fever develops, followed by symptoms of hemolytic anemia such as fatigue and low urine output due to acute renal injury.

•Other signs and symptoms include hematuria, hypertension, edema, abdominal pain, and encephalopathy.

•Dyspnea and a generalized rash are not generally associated with HUS.

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