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Rare combination of aHUS, heart arrhythmia seen in 8-year-old girl

An 8-year-old girl was diagnosed with a rare case of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and cardiac arrhythmias, or abnormal heartbeats, according to a recent report from Turkey. While known for its damage to the kidneys, aHUS can affect the heart, with cases of heart muscle disease and heart failure…

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…

2 autoimmune diseases diagnosed in man 3 weeks after COVID-19 vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine may have triggered the development of two autoimmune diseases, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), which are associated with damage to small blood vessels and the kidneys, in a 67-year-old man three weeks after vaccination, according to a case…