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Goodpasture syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody disease
  • Glomerulonephritis - pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary renal syndrome
  • Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with pulmonary hemorrhage
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Goodpasture syndrome is an autoimmune disease of unknown cause that affects the lungs and kidneys. The typical symptoms of Goodpasture syndrome include pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage (bleeding in the lungs), glomerulonephritis, and the presence of anti-glomerular basement membranes (anti-GBM) antibodies in the blood.[1][2]
Last updated: 9/17/2008


  1. Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease. Medical Subject Headings. Accessed 3/3/3008.
  2. Valentini RP. Goodpasture syndrome. eMedicine. 2006; Accessed 3/4/2008.
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