Word:

hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

Pronunciation: (HEE-moh-LIT-ik) (yoo-REE-mik) (SIN-drome)

A disease that affects the blood and blood vessels. It destroys red blood cells, cells that cause the blood to clot, and the lining of blood vessels. HUS is often caused by the Escherichia coli bacterium in contaminated food. People with HUS may develop acute renal failure.

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