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The Hemolytic-Uremic Syndromes: The Most Important Cause of Acute Renal Failure in Infants and Children

  • Bernard S. Kaplan
  • Paul R. Goodyer
  • Jack S. C. Fong
  • Peter D. Thomson
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Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 7)

Abstract

Dr. M.A. Kibel, thundering like the Victoria Falls when the Zambezi River is in full flood, wrote in the Year Book of Pediatrics (1966–1967) that “there are still a few skeptics who would doubt the existence of a malady…affecting young children…(which is) characterized by hemolytic anemia and nephropathy of varying degrees.” “There is no doubt,”quoth he, “that this fascinating syndrome has not engendered the interest it deserves, presumably because the Great Seats of Learning, other than Johannesburg and Buenos Aires, have not experienced outbreaks. So, put an end to this torpor, Mr. Editor, sir. Step out and proclaim an International Conference of Gasser’s Syndrome!” Dr. Gellis gave one of his clasical replies: “(That Kibel is a gasser. — Ed.)” (1).

Keywords

Hemolytic Anemia Recurrent Episode Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Infectious Mononucleosis Thrombotic Microangiopathy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard S. Kaplan
  • Paul R. Goodyer
  • Jack S. C. Fong
  • Peter D. Thomson

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