Table 6.

Main characteristics of 83 patients who presented with hemolytic uremic syndrome during pregnancy (n=20) or in the postpartum period (n=63)

CharacteristicHUS during Pregnancy (n=20)HUS Postpartum (n=63)P Value
Medical history
Personal history of HUS4 (20%)3 (5%)0.03
At onset
 Age, yr29±629±60.68
 Need for dialysis10 (56%)45 (76%)0.08
 Neurologic involvement0 (0%)7 (12%)0.12
 Plasma exchange10 (59%)44 (83%)0.04
C gene variants detected10 (56%)28 (78%)0.09
Outcome
 Duration of follow-up, yr6.9±3.27.1±5.10.80
 HUS relapse4 (20%)14 (30%)0.33
 CKD4 (22%)11 (19%)0.79
 ESRD8 (44%)32 (55%)0.59
  • Data are mean ± SD for continuous variables, and N (%) for categorical variables. HUS, hemolytic uremic syndrome.