Friday, December 2, 2016

Step 2 CK: Goodpastures syndrome notes

Here's a short post on Goodpastures syndrome!

- Lung and kidney involvement
- Symptoms: Hemoptysis, hematuria

- Best initial: Antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies
- Most accurate: Linear immunofluorescence staining for IgG on biopsy

- Treatment:
Plasmapheresis for lung hemorrhage can be life saving.
Steroids and cyclophosphamide.

That's all!

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