Skin involvement in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome

Gianluigi Ardissino, Francesca Tel, Sara Testa, Angelo Valerio Marzano, Riccardo Lazzari, Stefania Salardi, Alberto Edefonti

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Abstract

Skin involvement in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is very uncommon and therefore often unrecognized as a specific symptom of aHUS. We describe 3 cases of patients with aHUS who developed skin lesions that completely recovered when disease-specific treatment was established. These cases suggest that in individuals with aHUS, when skin lesions of unknown origin occur, the possibility that they are due to thrombotic microangiopathy should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-655
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • case report
  • eculizumab
  • Haemolytic uremic syndrome
  • plasma exchange
  • skin
  • thrombotic microangiopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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