Diagnosing aHUS: A Pediatric Patient Case Journey

1:50–2:20 pm
Friday, September 14
Corporate Showcase Presentations

Description: Follow along the patient journey as atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is diagnosed and review of the clinical decisions, supporting information, and clinical data that arise during this journey. The objectives of this talk include:

  • Describing the clinical considerations in the diagnosis of aHUS and distinguish aHUS from other thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA) with similar clinical presentations
  • Increasing the confidence in diagnosing aHUS associated with a complement-amplifying condition and recognize the importance of the ADAMTS13 assay and the timing of that assay
  • Recognizing the limitations of plasma therapy in aHUS
  • Understanding the factors that inform long-term management of patients with aHUS 


Exhibit Hall Theater
Dr. Nirmish Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Duke University School of Medicine