Author Archives: Emily Malcolm, PhD

aHUS and Pregnancy

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a rare disease in which small blood clots form in the kidneys, can be caused or exacerbated by pregnancy, which is sometimes called p-aHUS. For patients who already have aHUS, the disease greatly increases the risks of complications during pregnancy. If…

Is aHUS Genetic?

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease characterized by the formation of blood clots in the small blood vessels in the kidneys. What causes aHUS? Genetic mutations plus a trigger such as pregnancy, infections, cancer, or certain medications need to come together for a patient…