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The little boy with atypical HUS by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Mar 2010 4:58pm I got a call one evening. "Is this Kamal?" "Yes. Who is this?" "This is Rajesh. My nephew is a three year old boy and has been diagnosed with HUS." At that instant, a flood of emotions went through me. HUS. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. Where the body's defense mechanism against foreign bodies goes bonkers and star ... Read on »
FDA approves Soliris (Eculizumab) for atypical HUS by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 24 Sep 2011 9:24am In a significant development the FDA in the USA approved Soliris ( Eculizumab ) for use in atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome . To those saying, "Huh?": Read on! Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease that afflicts mainly children and a few adults. It causes kidney failure in a lot of cases. I have that disease and it ... Read on »
Are HUS and TTP related? by pathologystudent Posted Mon 29 Nov 2010 8:33am Q. Is there a relationship between hemolytic-uremic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura? I see them lumped together a lot. Also, what does it mean to treat an HUS patient supportively? A. Yes, there is a relationship between HUS and TTP. In both disorders, there is widespread small vessel thrombosis. Some of the symptoms of ... Read on »
Atypical HUS Patient conference at Newcastle by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 22 Mar 2011 9:05pm The Center for Life at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, is organizing a conference for patients and their family on atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome on Saturday, June 11th. This is a great initiative by Dr. Tim H. Goodship, whose lab found out that I had the CFH/CFHR1 hybrid gene due to which my kidneys failed and my transplant did not work out. D ... Read on »
FDA, CDC, and Costco warn consumers to avoid Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda cheese by FDA Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 7:15pm   For Immediate Release: Nov. 4, 2010 Media Inquiries: Siobhan DeLancey, 301-796-4668,  siobhan.delancey@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA   Raw milk cheese may be related to outbreak of  E. coli infections   Fast Facts Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda cheese, (Costco item 40654) offered for sa ... Read on »
FDA: Lot of Mauri Gorgonzola cheese positive for E. coli 0157:H7 by FDA Posted Wed 10 Nov 2010 7:46pm   For Immediate Release: Nov. 10, 2010 Media Inquiries: Siobhan DeLancey, 301-796-4668, siobhan.delancey@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA   UPDATE: Nov. 11, 2010: This release is being reissued because of an error in the sell-by date of one of the lots. Please note that the recalled lots carry a se ... Read on »
FDA: Consumers should not eat Sally Jackson cheese due to risk of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by FDA Posted Fri 17 Dec 2010 3:08pm For Immediate Release: Dec. 17, 2010 Media Inquiries: Siobhan DeLancey, 301-796-4668, siobhan.delancey@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA   FDA: Consumers should not eat Sally Jackson cheese due to risk of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Cheese was sold in multiple states   Fast Facts   Sally Ja ... Read on »
Using long-range missiles to attack the kidneys, E. coli O157: H7’s offensive strategy by Tye Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:04pm Since the FDA recalled Nestle’s cookie dough products E. coli O157:H7 is again in the news.  Today I thought I’d cover a topic that I am pretty familiar with, exactly how this strain of E. coli can be so damaging to the body. E. coli O157:H7 is  a nasty little bacteria that I worked with quite a bit in my microbiology days. The letter/numb ... Read on »
Plasmapheresis versus Eculizumab versus Status Quo by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 09 Jul 2011 1:14pm So, I have this rare disease called Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). There are probably a handful of adults in the world that have it. In this disease there is uncontrolled activation of the alternate complement pathway (alternate mechanism of protecting the body against foreign invasions, so to speak). It has been proved that I have ... Read on »
Bacteria and Foodborne Illness by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What are foodborne illnesses? Foodborne illnesses are caused by eating food or drinking beverages contaminated with bacteria, parasites, or viruses. Harmful chemicals can also cause foodborne illnesses if they have contaminated food during harvesting or processing. Foodborne illnesses can cause symptoms that range from an upset s ... Read on »