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Table 2 Mode of dialysis, acute symptoms and complications in ten patients with D+HUS caused by E. coli O103:H25

From: Clinical aspects of a nationwide epidemic of severe haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in children

Patient Dialysis Neurological Gastrointestinal Others
No Mode Symptoms MRI/CT   
  Duration (Days)     
1 HD 7 - - - -
2 - - - - - -
3 PD 15 Reduced consciousness MRI: Infarction basal ganglia - -
4 PD/HD* 15 - - Perforation of colon -
5 HD 13 Reduced consciousness CT normal - -
6 PD 34 Generalised seizures before admission MRI normal (8 months after) - -
7 HD 14 - - Laparoscopy: suspect appendicitis Insulin for 5 days
8 HD 3 Death due to fatal cerebral oedema CT/MRI: generalised oedema, infarction of basal ganglia - -
9 PD/HD* Reduced consciousness and seizures CT/MRI normal Colon necrosis Diabetes mellitus
10 - - - - - -
  1. *Switched to HD because of intestinal perforation
  2. HUS: Haemolytic uremic syndrome
  3. MRI: magnetic resonance imaging
  4. CT: Computer tomography
  5. HD: haemodialysis
  6. PD: Peritoneal dialysis.