publication . Other literature type . Article . 1973

Anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody-induced glomerulonephritis.

Curtis B. Wilson; Frank J. Dixon;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 1973
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Anti–glomerular basement membrane antibody-induced glomerulonephritis. Sixty-three glomerulonephritic patients with evidence of anti–glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibody by immunofluorescence, elution of specific antibody and/or detection of circulating antibody are reviewed. Thirty-two of the patients had concomitant pulmonary manifestations (hemorrhage and/or pulmonary failure) compatible with Goodpasture's syndrome, 21 had only glomerulonephritis, and ten without prior immunopathologic studies had antiGBM antibodies in renal transplants and no history of pulmonary symptoms. The majority of the patients were young males who succumbed to the disease proc...
free text keywords: Nephrology
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