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BELARDO, Marcela. Historical stages of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Argentina (1964-2009). Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2012, vol.110, n.5, pp. 416-420. ISSN 0325-0075.

The aim is to present an historical time frame of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) in Argentina. From a public policy approach, the history of the disease is analyzed as an object of health policy and seeks to contribute in understanding the multiple dimensions of illness. As a medical and scientific issue, as a social problem and a matter of health policy, the article describes three phases ranging from its discovery up to the national program of HUS adopted in 2009. This article aims to provide an overview of developments in biomedical knowledge and the emergence of the issue in both social and political problem.

Keywords : Hemolytic uremic syndrome; Health policies; Social history of diseases.

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