Paediatric haemolytic uraemic syndrome related to Shiga toxin-producing , an overview of 10 years of surveillance in France, 2007 to 2016.

Last updated on 20-1-2022 by Dieter Van Cauteren

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IntroductionHaemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) related to Shiga toxin-producing (STEC) is the leading cause of acute renal failure in young children. In France, HUS surveillance in children aged < 15 years was implemented starting from 1996.AimWe present the results of this surveillance between 2007 and 2016.MethodsA voluntary nationwide network of 32 paediatric departments notifies cases. Two national reference centres perform microbiological STEC confirmation.ResultsOver the study period, the paediatric HUS incidence rate (IR) was 1.0 per 100,000 children-years, with a median of 116 cas…

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