New Jersey Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (Postdiarrheal) Report Mobile App
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition most common in pediatric patients that may occur when small blood vessels in the kidneys become inflamed or damaged.
How does it work?
If the damage causes clots that clog the kidney's filtering system, kidney failure is possible. Reported cases of HUS are often caused by infection with certain strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. Symptoms of the disease are bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and fever. As with any diarrheal illness, there is a risk of dehydration and hospitalization. The New Jersey Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (Post-diarrheal) Report app is used by health care providers to document and submit a case report for a patient with HUS. The provider will use to this app to record the date of diagnosis, onset of illness, and case status, along with any clinical manifestations of the disease including anemia, impaired renal function, and history of acute gastrointestinal illness. It is necessary to include documentation of laboratory results including stool samples and serologic testing with serum creatinine. The app includes a comments section to expand on the infection or give further explanation of lab results reported.