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Goodpasture's disease


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A rare autoimmune illness with production of antibodies directed against the glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM antibodies). Classically patients present with lung haemorrhage and a rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Most cases will respond to aggressive treatment with plasma exchange and immunosuppression. E. W. Goodpasture (1886–1960), US pathologist

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