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Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Duncan Hames Duncan Hames Liberal Democrat, Chippenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) children and (b) adults were diagnosed with atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome in each of the last three years; and how many of those diagnosed have died as a result of the syndrome.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information is not available in the format requested. Information on the numbers of patients diagnosed in out-patient or other environments is not collected centrally. The information provided in the following table is the number of admission episodes where a primary diagnosis of haemolytic-uremic syndrome (i.e. not just atypical) has been recorded.

Total number of finished admission episodes (1) with a primary diagnosis (2) of Haemolytic- uremic syndrome (ICD-10 code D59.3) by age group for 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10
Age group 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
0-17 286 325 310
18+ 82 63 79
Total 368 388 389
(1) Finished admission episodes A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. FAEs are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year. (2) Primary diagnosis The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 20 (14 from 2002-03 to 2006-07 and seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was admitted to hospital. Source s : 1. Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care 2. Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector

Information on deaths involving atypical haemolytic-uremic syndrome is not directly available from the statistical information derived from death registrations.

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