Food-borne illnesses can strike after meals at restaurants or at home, and young children, who can get dehydrated quickly, are at greatest risk.

It’s easy to forget about the looming threat of food poisoning during end-of-summer picnics and barbecues and lingering over outdoor suppers, says Beth Turner. The scary truth: Staples like burgers, fresh seafood

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Definition:
HUS is a disorder marked by kidney failure, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia (platelet deficiency), coagulation defects, and variable nervous system signs.
Alternative Names:
HUS
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
This disorder is most common in children. It frequently occurs after a gastrointestinal (enteric) infection, often one caused by a specific E. coli bacteria (Escherichia coli O157:H7). It has also been associated with other enteric infections including Shigella and Salmonella and some non-enteric infections.


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