E.coli O157 & Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

The drugs trial for Eculizumab [ECUSTEC} started in July of this year.

29th October 2017

The drugs trial for Eculizumab known as [ECUSTEC} started in July of this year. Six of the twelve participating hospitals are now open to recruitment.

The trial will only include patients who are under the age of 18.

When these young people are considered for the trial their parents will be given sufficient written information etc to ensure they can make an informed choice before they decide if they want to participate. (If the patient is 16 to 18 they will also be given the information themselves).

As a charity, we support the trial and are co-applicants on the basis that, at the present time there is no specific treatment known to help reduce the severity that some sufferers of Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS) can experience. We do not know whether or not it will work but are encouraged that this drug has been shown to be successful when used for a similar condition known as aHUS.

We appreciate that this is a difficult decision for parents to make when their child is ill, but we wish them well in whatever choice they make.

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