Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Plasma Exchange, Soliris May Help Treat Pregnancy-related aHUS

Plasma exchange and treatment with Soliris (eculizumab) may be used successfully to treat pregnancy-related atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) complicated by kidney failure, a case report suggests. The report, “Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome: when pregnancy leads to lifelong dialysis: a case report and literature review,” was published in…

Viper’s Bite Triggered aHUS, Case Report Says

A 57-year old man developed atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) after being bitten by a pit viper belonging to the Bothrops aspe species, a recent case report suggests. According to its authors, this is the first report describing an association between aHUS and this viper species, likely triggered by venom-induced…

aHUS Found in Boy With Rare, Severe Immune Deficiency Disorder

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) can co-exist with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare genetic disorder characterized by a weakened immune system, a case report noted. Prompt diagnosis is crucial to improving patient outcomes, its researchers wrote, especially as the two diseases “are considered to exacerbate each other.” The…

Discontinuing Soliris Is Safe for Certain aHUS Patients

Treatment with Soliris (eculizumab) may be discontinued with close monitoring in people with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) whose disease is in remission for at least six months — providing their kidney function remains stable — or in those who have developed end-stage kidney disease, a small study…

aHUS Leads to Kidney Failure in Infant with Cystic Fibrosis

A 6-month-old girl who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) went into kidney failure due to atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), according to scientists who worked on her case report. Her kidney function was completely restored following hemodialysis, plasma exchange therapy — a form of treatment that replaces…