New Gene Mutation With Lung Infection Underscores Need for Genetic Testing

New Gene Mutation With Lung Infection Underscores Need for Genetic Testing

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New Gene Mutation With Lung Infection Underscores Need for Genetic Testing

A 26-year-old man developed atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) triggered by a lung infection and caused by a previously unreported genetic mutation, a case study described. According to researchers, his case highlights the importance of genetic testing for a definitive diagnosis of inherited aHUS. The case study, “A novel missense mutation in complement factor I predisposes patients to atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome: a case report,” was published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports. aHUS…

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