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Differential diagnosis

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The differential includes:

  • septicaemia with associated disseminated intravascular coagulation, for example caused by gram-negative bacilli, staphylococcus aureus, pneumococcus, meningococcus, mycoplasma, psittacosis (1)

In addition:

  • malaria
  • leptospirosis
  • snake bite
  • dengue haemorrhagic fever
  • Hantaan virus


  • (1) Neild GH (1993). Haemolytic uraemic syndrome in practice. Lancet, 343, 398-402.

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