Long-term neurological sequelae of hemolytic-uremic syndrome: a preliminary report

Pediatr Nephrol. 1996 Aug;10(4):504-6. doi: 10.1007/s004670050150.


Seven patients with hemolytic-uremic syndrome who had major neurological symptoms during the acute illness were neurologically and cognitively evaluated prospectively several years after recovery from the illness. Four patients showed evidence of subtle neurological sequelae, including posturing, clumsiness, poor fine-motor coordination, hyperactivity, and distractibility. Psychoeducational evaluation of all seven subjects revealed mean scores within the average range in cognitive abilities, academic achievement, single word receptive vocabulary, visual/motor planning, overall adaptive functioning, and hyperactivity. The lapse of time (minimum of 7 years) between the acute illness and the psychometric evaluation could have been responsible for our normal results.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Achievement
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coma / etiology
  • Educational Measurement
  • Electroencephalography
  • Female
  • Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Male
  • Nervous System Diseases / etiology*
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Seizures / etiology