Hemolytic-uremic syndrome physical examination
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Common physical examination findings of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) include edema and fluid overload, high blood pressure and often sever pallor. Gastrointestinal findings may include abdominal tenderness, distension and guarding. bruising, purpura, petechiae or oozing from the site of venipuncture may be seen sometimes.
- Pallor (often severe)
Appearance of the Patient
- Skin examination of patients with HUS is usually pale. Bruising, petechiae, purpura or oozing from site of venipuncture seen sometimes.
- HEENT examination of patients with HUS is usually normal.
- Neck examination of patients with HUS is usually normal.
- Pulmonary examination of patients with HUS is usually normal.
- Cardiovascular examination of patients with HUS is usually normal.
- Back examination of patients with HUS is usually normal.
- Genitourinary examination of patients with is usually normal
- Hematuria may be present
- Patient is usually oriented to persons, place, and time
- Altered mental status, some patients are in the coma
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