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"Hi Becky, I'm sorry to hear that your daughter is having these issues, and can under…"

Linda Burke replied Oct 14, 2016 to Atypical HUS and illness

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"Hi Crystal, Hope that you're doing well!  Here's a summary of aHUS materials  avail…"

Linda Burke replied Aug 14, 2015 to ahus Foundation

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Linda Burke replied Jul 23, 2015 to ADULTS with aHUS

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"Great positive attitude - thanks, Crystal!"

Linda Burke replied May 22, 2015 to Woman with aHUS

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"Hi Uma, Our foundation hosts a Doc to Doc Directory, and Dr. Paul Grimm is a volunte…"

Linda Burke replied Apr 30, 2015 to Stopping Soliris

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"My gosh, Grace While it looks familiar and I can 'translate' some of the slide, they…"

Linda Burke replied Mar 19, 2015 to Potential New Treatments

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"Hi there, Please make sure that your grandson's parents call 1-888-soliris for infor…"

Linda Burke replied Jul 14, 2014 to Hus or aHus?

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"Hi Jennifer, Wishing you the best with your 504 meeting - have you checked out the i…"

Linda Burke replied Mar 27, 2014 to Got part of genetic testing back

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"Hi Anne, Not sure if I'm remembering correctly but has Ethan had some edema issues i…"

Linda Burke replied Mar 6, 2014 to Bone pain

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Membership is open to patients, family, friends, caregivers research and medical personnel.


The Atypical HUS Foundation encourages patients and investigators to share information and explore options/resources as we work together to gain insight into this rare complement disorder. By increasing contact opportunities with researchers and medical personnel interested in helping the aHUS community, our stories foster a better understanding of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Sharing information, inspiration and support for one another, we seek to gather together people and knowledge as we strive to improve the lives of patients and families dealing with a diagnosis of aHUS.

Be proactive! Get the medical basics of aHUS, what lab values to monitor, and areas of concern...check out the "aHUS Bootcamp" and "About aHUS" tabs at the top of this page!
If your doctor has never treated a case of aHUS, please print out our 'Doc to Doc Registry' and ask him/her to contact a physician versed in the complexities of aHUS and new options for 2011 genetic testing and treatment.


NOTE: Our 'Send a Message" function on each Member's page allows for private discussion of personal content. As with any social network, be cautious about giving personal contact information (home email info, phone number) until you have an established relationship with another person, organization, or associated website.


Did you know...

CFH (Serum Complement Factor H) is a regulatory protein. The secreted protein product of CFH consists of 20 repetitive units named "short consensus repeats" or SCRs (each approximately 60 amino acids). In patients with aHUS the last 5 "pearls" in the twenty pearl strand protein, SCR16 - SCR20, should bind to protect cells but do not- they are defective in one or more of the last 5 SCR locations. If they cannot bind or stick to the kidney to protect that tissue, the platelets clump into clots that affect the glomeruli of the kidney -potentially causing acute renal failure.
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It is estimated that there are about 2 cases of aHUS in the U.S. per 1,000,000 of population, and about 60% of aHUS patients are diagnosed as children. The condition is potentially life threatening, and either can be chronic or can recur at intervals.
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Help us fight the battle

Your donation of $295.for an aHUS pearl bracelet will directly fund research to help aHUSpatient and their families. Each bracelet has an appraised value of $925, and is offered with your gift of $295. Note:  For shipping outside the USA, please add $25. to cover international shipping costs.

(Note: Bracelets do not qualify as tax deductible donations under IRS regulations.)

Normally, aHUS pearl bracelets to be made-to-order and as such expect a 4 to 6 week window before your custom bracelet is shipped.  In a rush?  Contact with your request and details.


 Donations of a specific dollar amount are welcome-every dollar will help aHUS research efforts supported by The Atypical HUS Foundation at

Donations may be made via credit card or Paypal. If you prefer, checks made payable to The Atypical HUS Foundation may be mailed to:

The Atypical HUS Foundation
C/O Deborah Lewis
PO Box 333
Barnhart, MO 63012

For pearl bracelet orders, please allow extra time for processing checks. Questions about aHUS donations? Please email



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