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5 Facts you should know about

Goodpasture syndrome

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1

Symptoms may include

general body discomfort or pain, epistaxis, hematuria, respiratory problems, anemia, chest pain, and kidney failure.

2

Antibodies also attack the collagen

of the alveoli, resulting in pulmonary hemorrhage.

3

Currently, the preferred term is

“anti-GBM antibody disease”.

4

Anti-GBM disease is thought to result from an environmental insult

(smoking, infections, exposure to certain drugs) in a person with genetic susceptibility.

5

Diagnosis is confirmed with the presence of

anti-GBM antibody in the blood or in the kidney.

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