hemolytic uremic syndrome
noun Date: 1965 any of a group of rare disorders occurring especially in young children that are characterized by hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and varying degrees of kidney failure and that are precipitated by various factors (as infection with E. coli)

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