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How is hemolytic uremic syndrome treated?
There is no known treatment that can stop the progression of HUS once it has started.
Initially, treatment may be supportive, which means that your child's doctor will treat the symptoms. If your child shows signs of dehydration and electrolyte irregularities, these conditions will be treated first.
Other therapies may include:
Can hemolytic uremic syndrome be prevented?
If your child has HUS, it's important to notify your daycare center or your child's other close contacts (such as play groups and school). HUS isn't contagious, but spread of the E. coli bacterium is contagious.
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