Issue: 2011 > June > case report

Renal transplantation in patients with atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome: a tailor madeapproach is necessary

J. van der Wijk, W.M. Smid2, M.A. Seelen, N.C. van de Kar, J.J.G. Offerman, W.J. van Son


A 33-year-old woman with a history of chronic transplant
dysfunction because of repeated bouts of haemolytic
uraemic syndrome (HUS) was considered for a second
transplant. Extensive genetic investigation of the complement system was executed to rule out known
mutations prone to development of HUS. This case
illustrates the importance of genetic screening in patients
with recurrent HUS.