COVID-19 May Trigger aHUS in People with Complement Gene Mutations

COVID-19 May Trigger aHUS in People with Complement Gene Mutations

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COVID-19 May Trigger aHUS in People with Complement Gene Mutations

Infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may trigger first clinical symptoms or relapse of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) in people carrying mutations in complement genes, a case report suggests. The report, “Atypical HUS triggered by infection with SARS-CoV2,” was published in the journal Kidney International Reports. aHUS is a rare disease characterized by the destruction of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia), reduction of platelet counts, and acute kidney failure. The condition is…

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