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    Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is an uncommon and serious disease that manifests hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury. Genetic complement abnormalities have been shown to be responsible. Compared with the aHUS caused by other mutated genes, aHUS secondary to CFB mutation in adults is extremely rare. We report an adult with CFB mutation developing aHUS. A 56-year-old man was admitted for 4-day history of nausea and fatigue, anuria for 2 days, and unconsciousness for 10 hours. The patient presented with life-threatening anemia, thrombocytopenia, acute kidney injury, and nervous system abnormalities. The patient had schistocytes on the peripheral blood smear, increased lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and plasma-free hemoglobin levels. The patient was later found to harbor a pathogenic variant in the CFB gene (C.1598A>G), and was diagnosed with aHUS and acute kidney injury. The patient was treated by plasmapheresis, continuous renal replacement therapy, blood transfusion, and anti-infective and antihypertensive treatment. After the treatment, the patient's consciousness returned to normal, and the hemoglobin, platelet, and serum creatinine recovered. The disease activity remained quiescent during the follow-up. A rare heterozygous variant c.1598A>G p.Lys 533Arg in the CFB gene, which was associated with adult-onset aHUS, was described and successfully treated. This case can help in understanding the early diagnosis and effective therapies of this rare disease. Copyright © 2021 the Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.


    Hao Wu, Sensen Su, Lin Li, Li Zhang. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and acute tubular necrosis induced by complement factor B gene (CFB) mutation: A case report. Medicine. 2021 Mar 19;100(11):e25069

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