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"Hi, Sandra My daughter was diagnosed when she was 4 with no diarrhea, then few days…"

Svetlana Finley replied Jul 13, 2014 to Hus or aHus?

11 Sep 8, 2014
Reply by Kris Carrender

"HI Jennifer, it looks like he has MPC and unknown part is still not been unidentifie…"

Svetlana Finley replied May 3, 2014 to Got Genetic Testing Back

4 May 30, 2014
Reply by Cheryl Biermann

"when u check BP make sure he is calm and not right after running, also depends on so…"

Svetlana Finley replied Apr 26, 2014 to Blood Pressure

2 Apr 26, 2014
Reply by Svetlana Finley

"Annie, Anna had the the same issue, it seems better now. We usually would give her T…"

Svetlana Finley replied Mar 9, 2014 to Bone pain

7 Mar 26, 2014
Reply by Jennifer Christopher

"HI, when we were looking in to that option we been told that Anna can't do sport if…"

Svetlana Finley replied Feb 25, 2014 to Yay.....

3 Feb 25, 2014
Reply by Cheryl Biermann

"You can contact Alexion they will check it out and will try ti figure everything for…"

Svetlana Finley replied Dec 14, 2013 to United Medical

1 Dec 14, 2013
Reply by Svetlana Finley

"Hi Kerry, welcome to our site,  we had to wait 2 weeks todo testing for our daughter…"

Svetlana Finley replied Feb 20, 2013 to New to aHUS & petrified :(

14 Feb 21, 2013
Reply by debbie thelwell

"We are not getting port for our dd as she does sports and very active, also i thing…"

Svetlana Finley replied Dec 27, 2012 to Port or no Port....

9 Jan 1, 2013
Reply by Donna Kolp

"My daughter is 14yr and she gets Soliris every other week, that is what on Soliris p…"

Svetlana Finley replied Dec 3, 2012 to Soliris

293 Sep 18, 2013
Reply by Barbara Farcher

"Anna just finished her 4th treatment.  before first treatment her labs: PLT 245 Hemo…"

Svetlana Finley replied May 18, 2012 to Soliris

293 Sep 18, 2013
Reply by Barbara Farcher



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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.


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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

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