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May 1974

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Associated With Infectious Mononucleosis

Author Affiliations

Valhalla, NY
From the Section of Hematology and Immunology, Division of Medicine, Grasslands Hospital, Valhalla, NY. Dr. Shashaty is now with the Department of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;127(5):720-722. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110240106016

A 14-year-old boy with infectious mononucleosis developed typical hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). No response was noted to heparin sodium therapy but marked improvement occurred with prednisone therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported association between these two diseases, and suggests an additional pathogenetic mechanism for HUS.

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