Goodpasture's syndrome


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Goodpasture's syndrome

[′gu̇d‚pas·chərz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms associated with acute glomerulonephritis and pulmonary hemorrhage.
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The combined pulmonary-renal form of the disease is known as Goodpasture's syndrome.
Goodpasture's syndrome, which afflicts <1 in 1 million persons, involves antiglomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibodies that act against antigens in the kidneys and lungs.
Douglas Barclay, from Burton, Dorset, last saw his first-born Nicholas Barclay, who lives in South Africa,when he was almost three years old but immediately offered to give his kidney to the 24-year-old who had Goodpasture's Syndrome.
A South African friend told Mr Barclay about a newspaper article saying that Nicholas had run a marathon despite suffering from Goodpasture's Syndrome, which had destroyed his kidneys.
D-penicillamine can induce one of several autoimmune diseases besides the one for which it is prescribed, including polymyositis or dermatomyositis, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, pemphigus, myasthenia gravis, or Goodpasture's syndrome, Dr.
Goodpasture's syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by pulmonary hemorrhage, glomerulonephritis, and antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies.
Goodpasture's syndrome and other uncommon renal disorders in which complement figures prominently will probably be treated under compassionate-use protocols after selective complement inhibitors reach the market for other indications, Dr.
The most threatening side effects of penicillamine are kidney disease, blood cell complications, and Goodpasture's syndrome, a potentially fatal disorder caused by kidney failure and lung hemorrhage.
Organ-specific autoimmune diseases for which the plasma exchange process has been part of the treatment plan include myasthenia gravis (which affects the acetylcholine receptors of neurons), Goodpasture's syndrome (which targets the kidney), Grave's disease, pemphigus disease (which affects the skin), and Guillain-Barre syndrome (which attacks nerve tissue).
Since that time, plasmapheresis has become a method of treatment for many diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus,[2] Goodpasture's syndrome,[3] thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura,[4] and homozygous famifial hypercholesterolemia.