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

aHUS Diagnosed After Flu Vaccination

A 30-year-old man is thought to have developed atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) after being vaccinated for influenza, as described in a recent case report. “Further studies may be needed to stratify such patients to weigh the risks and benefits of influenza vaccination,” its authors…

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…