Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Rare aHUS diagnosis in 11-year-old boy in Nepal: Case report

An 11-year-old boy was diagnosed with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) after having symptoms that included a hard-to-treat headache, low appetite, fever, and shortness of breath, according to a case report from Nepal. His symptoms underscore the need for a “multidisciplinary approach … for aHUS due to its rarity…

THBD gene mutations don’t predispose people to aHUS: Study

Mutations in the THBD gene — previously suggested to predispose people to atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) — might not make any significant contribution to the disease’s development and its severity, according to a small Spanish study. The mutations were found in Spanish aHUS patients at similar frequencies to…