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EM@3AM – Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

A 2-year-old female presents to the ED with 3 days of fever, cough, congestion, and watery diarrhea. The patient's mother is concerned as the toddler had two episodes of bloody diarrhea prior to arrival. You obtain a stool sample: fecal occult blood test is positive. Read this week's review to find out why HUS should be on your differential diagnosis.