Table 2

Mode of dialysis, acute symptoms and complications in ten patients with D+HUS caused by E. coli O103:H25

Patient

Dialysis

Neurological

Gastrointestinal

Others






No

Mode

Symptoms

MRI/CT


Duration (Days)


1

HD

7

-

-

-

-


2

-

-

-

-

-

-


3

PD

15

Reduced consciousness

MRI: Infarction basal ganglia

-

-


4

PD/HD*

15

-

-

Perforation of colon

-


5

HD

13

Reduced consciousness

CT normal

-

-


6

PD

34

Generalised seizures before admission

MRI normal (8 months after)

-

-


7

HD

14

-

-

Laparoscopy: suspect appendicitis

Insulin for 5 days


8

HD

3

Death due to fatal cerebral oedema

CT/MRI: generalised oedema, infarction of basal ganglia

-

-


9

PD/HD*

Reduced consciousness and seizures

CT/MRI normal

Colon necrosis

Diabetes mellitus


10

-

-

-

-

-

-


*Switched to HD because of intestinal perforation

HUS: Haemolytic uremic syndrome

MRI: magnetic resonance imaging

CT: Computer tomography

HD: haemodialysis

PD: Peritoneal dialysis.

Krogvold et al. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2011 19:44   doi:10.1186/1757-7241-19-44

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