Lawrence Copelovitch

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Hemolytic uremic syndrome

Overview: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has hemolytic uremic syndrome? What are the typical findings for this disease? Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome [HUS] is defined by the almost simultaneous onset of acute renal failure, acute hemolytic anemia with fragmented erythrocytes and thrombocytopenia. The most frequent type of HUS is associated…

Bartter and Gitelman syndromes

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Bartter and Gitelman syndromes are both autosomal recessive conditions characterized by renal salt wasting, hypokalemia, and metabolic alkalosis. The two syndromes differ biochemically in that children with Bartter syndrome commonly demonstrate hypercalciuria with normal serum magnesium levels, whereas those with Gitelman syndrome typically show low urinary calcium excretion…

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