Haemolytic uremic syndrome surveillance in children less than 15 years in Belgium, 2009-2015.

Last updated on 25-1-2020 by Tine Grammens

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Background: The Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is the most severe manifestation of infection with Shiga toxin-producing (STEC). In Belgium, the surveillance of paediatric HUS cases is conducted by a sentinel surveillance network of paediatricians called Pedisurv. In this article, we present the main findings of this surveillance from 2009 to 2015 and we describe an annual incidence of HUS. Methods: For each case of HUS <  15 years notified by the paediatricians, clinical, microbiological and epidemiological data were collected by a questionnaire. National hospital discharg…

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