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Allan Arthur M.D.; Keighley, M. R. B. M.S.; Thompson, Henry M.D.
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: May 1989
doi: 10.1007/BF02563697
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Hemolytic uremic syndrome is seen occasionally by the surgeon in adult patients with colorectal manifestations. Two cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome are presented here, one misdiagnosed clinically as acute appendicitis and the other as acute ulcerative colitis. In each case the diagnosis was only established postoperatively and both patients died of this disease. These cases serve to remind colorectal surgeons that this potentially lethal diseases may occur with symptoms and signs suggestive of more common colorectal pathology.

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