Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (cont.)

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How can hemolytic uremic syndrome be prevented?

Most cases of typical HUS associated with diarrhea can be prevented by thorough washing and cooking of food products. The vast majority of cases of typical HUS are caused by poor food handling from the farmer to the wholesaler and grocer. Proper washing and cooking techniques in the kitchen is the key to prevention.

Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent atypical HUS.

REFERENCE:

CDC.gov. Investigation Update: Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O104 (STEC O104:H4) Infections Associated with Travel to Germany.

FDA.gov. Eculizumab (Soliris)


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/15/2013

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