Hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with Denys-Drash syndrome

J R Sherbotie, V van Heyningen, R Axton, K Williamson, L S Finn, B S Kaplan

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Abstract / Description of output

The Denys-Drash syndrome is defined by the occurrence of combinations of pseudohermaphroditism, nephrotic syndrome with diffuse mesangial sclerosis, Wilms' tumor, and constitutional mutations in the WT1 suppressor gene. Most patients develop end-stage renal failure. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is defined by onset of acute hemolytic anemia with fragmented erythrocytes, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure in the absence of a gastrointestinal prodromal illness of bloody diarrhea. The purpose of this report is to describe the occurrence of features of atypical HUS and Denys-Drash syndrome in two African-American boys aged 13 and 16 months. Each had nephrotic syndrome, diffuse mesangial sclerosis, and WT1 point mutations. Both had grade III hypospadias and undescended testes. They had normal serum creatinine concentrations and hematology a month before presenting with HUS. Stool cultures for Escherichia coli O157:H7 were negative. Each patient has been transplanted with cadaver kidneys without recurrence of HUS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1092-7
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Base Sequence/genetics
  • DNA/genetics
  • DNA-Binding Proteins/genetics
  • Disorders of Sex Development/complications
  • Glomerular Mesangium/pathology
  • Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental/complications
  • Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome/complications
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Kidney/pathology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic/etiology
  • Male
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mutation
  • Nephrotic Syndrome/complications
  • Syndrome
  • Transcription Factors/genetics
  • WT1 Proteins
  • Wilms Tumor/complications


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