Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome (HSES) is a rare disease that occurs suddenly in previously healthy children. This condition is characterized by severe shock, coagulopathy, encephalopathy, and liver and kidney dysfunction. Most cases of HSES occur in infants from age 3 to 8 months, although it can also occur in older children. Individuals with HSES have extremely high body temperatures and multiple organ failures. This condition often causes long term neurological problems or death. The cause of the HSES is unknown. hsSource: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.

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