Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome

HUS kidneyFY 2023 includes new codes for Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), category D59.3-. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) occurs when the small blood vessels in the kidneys become damaged and inflamed. This damage can cause clots to form in the vessels. The clots clog the filtering system in the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure, which could be life-threatening. HUS often occurs as a complication of a diarrheal infection (usually E. Coli). It is most commonly found in children who are less than five years old or people with weakened immune systems, such as those with cancer, HIV/AIDS, or a previous transplant.

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