Hemolytic-uremic syndrome epidemiology and demographics
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The highest proportion of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) cases (15.3%) occurred among children aged <5 years. HUS affects female more than male and white race more than other races. Mortality is more commonly seen in elderly patients in which disease is less common but more dangerous.The incidence of atypical HUS in The United States of America is approximately two per million.
Epidemiology and Demographics
- In children less than 5 years of age, the incidence of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is approximately 8.5 per 100,000.
- The incidence of atypical HUS in the United States of America is approximately 0.2 per 100,00 individuals.
- Mortality is more commonly seen in elderly patients in which disease is less common but more dangerous.
- Patients of all age groups may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
- The incidence of HUS increases with age; the median age at diagnosis is younger than 5 years.
- In the United States and Western Europe, the reported annual incidence of STEC (Shiga Toxin-Producing E.coli) HUS is approximately two to three per 100,000 children less than five years of age.
- Data on paediatric HUS established for some European countries (France, Germany, Austria and Italy) show an estimated prevalence of atypical HUS of 7 per million children in the whole of the European Community.
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